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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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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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No offense, but …

Sometime around 2007, a woman I barely knew started a thread on a message board and addressed it to me. She made sure to tell me to fuck off in the subject line. Another member of the same site sent me a private message with the subject line “I found your picture.” The attachment showed …

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Two masked male activists display computer screens in front of the Loisir Hotel in downtown Seoul as two female passers-by glance in their direction.

Cube of Truth: Vegan activism in Seoul

The first time I observed a Cube of Truth event in Myeong-dong, the busy shopping area in downtown Seoul, I’d followed the group’s activities on social media for some time. The activists were representing Anonymous for the Voiceless, AV for short. According to its international website, “Anonymous for the Voiceless is a street activist organization …

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