New South Korean animal welfare regs

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July/August 2011:

SEOUL–The South Korean National Assembly on June 29,  2011 ratified into law the final draft of new national animal protection regulations proposed by the Ministry of Food,  Agriculture,  Forestry and Fisheries,  to take effect on January 1,  2012.

“Those who commit cruelty to animals may face a jail term of up to one year,  or a maximum fine of 10 million won ($9,400),” reported Lee Sun-young of the Korea Herald.  “Currently the heaviest penalty is a fine of five million won.” Read more