South Korea’s worst outbreak of FMD has been brought under control, and the live burials have ceased for now. Nearly 9,000,000 were killed in the FMD and bird flu culls, with more than 90% of the animals buried alive.
The Minister for Agriculture has offered his resignation and taken responsibility for the poor management of the outbreak. South Korea has a history of FMD outbreaks, with this recent one being the fifth since year 2000 - mass culls are practically an annual event. The Korean government and the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) will be monitoring the situation. To stay updated, please visit KARA’s homepage: