South Korean President Park Geun-hye has already vacated the presidential palace but left her nine dogs there.
After South Korean President Park Geun-hye was ousted following a very controversial corruption scandal, she faces more public backlash after she left her nine dogs behind in the presidential palace.
According to Fox News, Park told the palace staff to take care of the dogs before they can be given to new owners. She received a pair of Jindo dogs from her neighbors as a gift when she left to live in the palace in 2013. Recently, the mother gave birth to seven puppies.
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Blue House spokesperson Kim Dong-jo said that the puppies are still too young to be separated from their mother.
Many dog lovers, including the Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, reacted negatively to the situation. The group has already filed a complaint and asked the National Police Agency to look into it, The Guardian reported. However, the police are unsure how the case should be treated.
The South Korea animal law states that abandonment refers to animals that are left in public places or left in “paper container or other containers.”
Lee Hyeongchan, a veterinarian-turned-lawyer, said that it’s hard to say that Park really abandoned her dogs when they are being looked after in the palace.