Yesterday (19th), I reported the actual situation of a veterinary hospital to see what could happen in a place where animals that cannot speak are treated.
Amendments to the existing law that treated animals as objects are also being announced, but there is still a long way to go before it can be a definitive measure against such cases.
Reporter Lee Hyun-jung reports.
Accidents were common, but it was a veterinary hospital.
The dog vomited blood all night, and the doctor just slept.
[Mr. A: Manager, Byeol is this again (vomited blood).
(Veterinarian: It will.) Yes?
(Veterinarian: I would.) Yes.
Now this is the fourth.
As a general employee, Mr. A had no choice but to observe the behavior of the hospital.
[Mr. A: (To a dog named 'Tori' who was re-hospitalized as a result of a parent's protest) Throwing away the alcohol in the sprayer, getting water and spraying it on the child When I try to bite, I hit my snout. (To me) Saying, "Stop the fluid."]
He said he had courage to see the hospital trying to hide the evidence by changing the program password without showing the CCTV to the guardian.
But I am already worried that I will be harassed by the lawsuit.
[Mr A: (Director when the interview started) 'There is a whistleblower in the hospital. I will report this accuser to the extent of being sentenced to death. However, if he confesses before going to the police station, he publicly threatened in a group chat room, saying, ‘I will not sue the police
There is a 'public whistleblower protection system' that protects the whistleblower's personal life and provides necessary support.
We have designated 471 law violations for public interest reporting, which does not include 'veterinary law' violations.
Simply put, reporting a problem at the veterinary hospital will not protect you.
In addition, the Veterinary Law does not have regulations per se that punish medical malpractice.
Those who report public interest to veterinary hospitals are not protected, and even if the hospital in question is accused, it is difficult to punish them.
However, experts are of the opinion that reporting to medical institutions is of great public interest, so even if the hospital takes issue with the leak of secrets, responsibility can be avoided.
[Kim Jong-hoon / Attorney: Without the help of the whistleblower, the guardian cannot actually have a legal dispute.
Because the nature of the case itself is of high public interest, there is a high probability that (the informant) will be protected.]
SBS has decided to provide legal advice to the informant of this report.
(Video coverage: Seo Jin-ho, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu, CG: Kang Kyung-rim)