Jeong Buyun with Paula the beagle

A big beagly day: The story of Beagle Rescue Network Korea

A Beagle Rescue Network volunteer guides the author to a beagle shelter in the central part of South Korea. Many of the dogs come from laboratories. It was beaglemania at the Beagle Rescue Network’s shelter in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, when I visited in July 2019 with longtime animal volunteer Jeong Buyun. A magical place …

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Adam at an art show

Powering through: Self-taught photographer Adam Czelusta

Adam Czelusta and I first crossed paths around 2014, when we both did some work for Groove magazine’s 100th edition. I got to interview human rights champion Yiombi Thona, and Adam’s photography accompanied the article. Later, Adam graciously allowed me to use one of his photos with my follow-up blog post.  More recently, when revamping …

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The cats of Yongsan, part 2: Doing the most good

Despite its increasing popularity as a humane, effective way of controlling feral cat populations, trap-neuter-release has its detractors. Cats get in people’s trash, said Kerri Burrows, who spearheaded the TNR project at Yongsan Garrison along with Nabiya and the Korean Veterinary Medical Association. “Cats that are unaltered get into fights. All that kind of stuff, right?” …

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