May 30, 2023


pets keep it coming

New South Korean president’s 7 companion animals to become ‘first pets’

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Yoon and his Jindo dog Tori

A picture of Yoon and his Jindo pet Tori | Photograph: Yoon’s campaign staff through The Korea Herald/Asia News Community

SEOUL — President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s seven companion animals are established to develop into the nation’s “first pets” immediately after he is inaugurated on Could 10.

Without the need of youngsters, Yoon and his wife Kim Kun-hee are living with four puppies — Tori, Narae, Mari and Sunny — and 3 cats — Akkaengi, Navi and Norangi — considering that they tied the knot in 2012. He will grow to be the president with the most pets at any time.

Between them, Jindo dog Tori is especially effectively acknowledged to the general public from starring in a information photo of then-Prosecutor Typical Yoon using a wander in his neighborhood in Seocho-gu, Seoul, times just after he was suspended from function for two months on Nov. 24, 2020 in a high-profile clash with the justice minister.

Yoon lying on bed with his pets

A photo of Yoon lying on mattress with his pets | Photograph: Yoon’s campaign staff via The Korea Herald/Asia Information Network

Yoon reportedly adopted Tori, an abandoned canine with a incapacity, from an animal rescue business in Ulsan. To charm to animal-loving voters, Yoon’s camp ran an Instagram account for Tori up right until very last Oct.

As a pet owner, Yoon has despatched strong messages in assist of animal legal rights.

Referring to the dying of a horse right after filming a stunt for a KBS Tv set series, Yoon said “what is dangerous for human beings could also be unsafe for animals. We have to function to build a secure environment for both equally animals and individuals,” in a Facebook put up late past thirty day period.

He also earlier pledged to introduce a standardized system concerning health-related expenses for pet care, to eradicate unlawful canine factories and to extend spaces in pet shelters. He also promised to market the abolition of the pet meat trade.

Outgoing President Moon Jae-in has also adopted an deserted pet named Tori and has saved it at the Blue Household.

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