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Welcome to KARA

Korea Animal Rights Advocates is a registered non-profit organization. We believe that animals have a right to live their lives free from tyranny and suffering.

The exploitation and abuse of animals is a big problem in Korea, made worse by weak animal protection enforcement and an uninformed public. KARA works to educate the public about the ethical issues surrounding animal protection in Korea.

We are a no-kill organization. We only work with no-kill shelters.


Latest Happenings


After the tragic fire at Yongin Shelter, KARA raised around $17,000 to go towards its reconstruction. Rebuilding is now underway.

More here.


KARA is assisting with the construction of a new dog shelter in Suwon after 70 dogs were evicted from where they were staying.

More here.

Take Action Now

Got something to say?

1. Contact the Korean government through e-People

2. Write to these officials via email. Please keep it polite!

3. Sign anti-dog meat petitions over at Care2 or

4. Sign the petition to stop Korean bear farming.



Government Neglect


KARA recently conducted an anti-animal testing campaign nationally. More pics here.

We have also compiled a cruelty free cosmestics list for Korea, based on a survey we sent to Korean and overseas companies. See more about it here.

Shelter Work

KARA's medical team continues visiting shelters, performing operations and treating dogs.

See the team in action here.

Every month, rain or shine, KARA volunteers head out to do volunteer work at various shelters.

Read about our volunteers' work here.

Please don't buy dead animal skins and fur this winter. Don't support suffering and cruelty.

Nearly 60 Billion Per Year

The numbers of animals killed in the world by the meat, dairy and egg industries since you opened this page.
0 marine animals
0 chickens
0 ducks
0 pigs
0 rabbits
0 turkeys
0 geese
0 sheep
0 goats
0 cows and calves
0 rodents
0 pigeons and other birds
0 buffaloes
0 dogs
0 cats
0 horses
0 donkeys and mules
0 camels and other camelids

Former Pets Become Dog Meat: this video features parts of a program that was broadcast on Korea TV about the ex-pet dog meat trade. Viewers were shocked to learn what happened to abandoned pets. But it's long been an open secret.


KARA's Director


KARA's Director is also a director of movies!

Soonrye Yim has directed 8 movies of different kinds and also written movie scripts. Read more here.

Dog and Cat Campaign Sites

Click on the logos to go to campaign sites with lots of useful info on the dog meat industry.



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