A South Korean animal rights activists lies in a cage during ...
Jul 4th, 2011
(AFP/File) - A South Korean animal rights activists lies in a cage during a protest against the local custom of eating dog meat in Seoul. South Korea will impose tougher penalties including possible prison terms for cruelty to animals following a highly publicised case, the government said Monday.(AFP/File/Park Ji-Hwan) -
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