South Korea to consider the adoption of a Positive List to regulate the exotic pet trade

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South Korea to consider the adoption of a Positive List to regulate the exotic pet trade

7 September 2020
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On Wednesday 2nd September, Eurogroup for Animals and its member organisation AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection have been invited to present the Positive List system during a seminar hosted by the South Korean Ministry of Environment.

The Ministry is working with researchers of the Seoul University to draft a law proposal to introduce the Positive List system to regulate the exotic pet trade in South Korea.   

At the moment South Korea is missing any kind of regulation concerning the exotic pets keeping and trade, a growing and worrying trend also in this part of the world. The researchers working on the law proposal have discovered the Positive List system through Eurogroup for Animals’ website and the documents published by the joint campaign of AAP and Eurogroup for Animals. The seminar, attended by veterinarians, researchers and the Ministry’s representatives, has then offered the opportunity to present the Positive List legislation adopted in six European countries and to discuss challenges and best practices in the drafting process.

The law proposal should be developed in the coming months.  

 

CONTACT:

Ilaria Di Silvestre,
Wildlife Programme Leader,
i.disilvestre@eurogroupforanimals.org