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Animal rights groups call for protection of retired racehorses
The death of the retired racehorse, “Kami,” during the filming of a KBS drama in January put a spotlight on the dire conditions in the Korean equestrian industry. Each year, over 1,400 horses, which sustain the country's 8-trillion-won horseracing industry, are retired and face ill-treatment and sometimes even slaughter for horsemeat or as ingredients for pet food, recent loc...
Gov't tries to ease panic buying of COVID-19 test kits
The rapid spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant has led to skyrocketing numbers of daily COVID-19 infections, surpassing 50,000, resulting in the panic buying of at-home test kits.
Mixed responses to subway protest by disability advocacy group
An ongoing morning subway protest by Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD), a domestic disability advocacy group, is drawing mixed reactions from the public, as some complain of the inconvenience while others stand in solidarity with the group.
Deaths of athlete, streamer ignite calls for harsher punishments for internet trolling
Kim In-hyeok, left, a professional volleyball player for Daejeon Samsung Fire Bluefangs and Cho Jang-mi, an online game streamer also known as BJ Jammi, had suffered depression from cyberbullying and died by suicide. Screenshot from InternetBy Lee Hae-rinCyberbullying has yet again cut the lives of an athlete and a Twitch streamer short last week. Kim In-hyeok, 28, a professi...
3 out of 10 women in Seoul say they are willing to have children without marriage
Slightly more than one out of three women residing in Seoul believe they can have children without getting married, recent city statistics show. According to the 2021 gender statistics published by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, Thursday, 28.1 percent of female residents in Seoul think they can have children without marriage, which...
Calls mount for stricter punishment of animal abusers
Public outrage over light punishments handed out with regards to animal cruelty is rising, as critics say that leniency leads to the recurrence of similar crimes, even a year after the strengthening of the nation's Animal Protection Law aimed at taking stricter action against abusers.
Indian students in Korea feel pinch due to soaring airfare
People living in foreign countries to study, work or for various other reasons, have been suffering from the fallout of the pandemic which has entered its third year without any visible signs of an end in the foreseeable future due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
KoCACA stage prop manager honored
Lee Byeong-sub, a stage prop manager at the Korean Culture and Arts Centers Association (KoCACA), received this year's “Unsung Hero Award” from Seoul Cyber University at the university's Tchaikovsky Hall, Monday, for his offstage contributions to art and culture.
Animal rights becomes presidential campaign issue
“What is dangerous for humans could also be unsafe for animals. We must work to create a safe environment for both animals and people,” Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) wrote on social media, Jan. 22. Referring to the death of a horse during the filming of a KBS TV series, Yoon added that he felt deeply sorry when he he...
2021 was the 2nd hottest year on record: Nat'l Weather Agency
Last year, 2021, was the second hottest year recorded in Korea due to climate change, a recent report by the nation's weather agency says.
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