80% of Koreans Favor Adoption of Abandoned Animals
Translation of Korean news: http://news.sbs.co.kr/section_news/news_read.jsp?news_id=N1001448064
Based on a survey conducted last September 10-23 targeting 2,000 adult men and women by Korea Socio-economic Research Center commissioned by the Quarantine Inspection Division of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 80.6% of the responded favored the idea of adopting abandoned animals from animal shelters.
This recognition is 21.4% higher than in 2010 and the Quarantine Inspection Division analyzed that the celebrities’ abandoned animal adoption campaigns have contributed to this increase.
70.9% responded positively to the stray cats trap/neuter/return policy and 89.6% responded positively to the Animal protection Law with stricter punishment for the animal abusers.
In order to raise the standard of animal protection, responses that appropriate education should be provided in the elementary school curriculum was the highest with 33.0% and promotion of animal protection and strong punishment for animal cruelty followed with 29.0% and 19.7%, respectively.