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Nobody wishes it, but if you are involved with a severe accident, or die, what will become of your pet? Fill in the card with contact information of trusted friends or family, keep it in your purse. In an emergency situation, someone will contact them. Then your pet can be saved. In the Tohoku disaster, many pets died of starvation. It's a terrible way to go. This is in hopes that no more pets will die of hunger, with no one’s attention.
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Saitama prefecture establishes a volunteer registration system for animal rescue in times of disaster.
From Saitama Newspaper (in Japanese) March 6th, 2013
2 years has passed since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami devastated the Pacific coast of north-eastern Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. Reacting to that crisis, Saitama prefecture established a volunteer registration system for animal rescue in times of disaster. This is to cooperate with efforts to take care of pets at temporary refuge centers. Volunteers will not need any special license such as those for animal handlers, but must love animals and have a passion for the work.
In off-limits areas in Fukushima many owners had to abandon their pets. Those who weren't rescued went feral. Saitama Super Arena was also a temporary refuge for people, but it was not possible to keep the pets. Many people left pets in the parking area or in the car.
This was the motivation for the creation of a volunteer system for the emergency care of pets, such as to minimize such trauma and problems.
Activities are to include; 1. Taking care of pets in refuge (supply food, water and exercise, such as taking walks) 2. Provision of clean, hygienic conditions 3. Temporary protection of pets in cases of the owners' inability to do so. 4. Advice to pet owners 5. Transport of necessary materials, such as food or medicines.
Chiba prefecture founded this kind of system in 2010. Now 142 volunteers are registered. The Sanitary Affairs Division in Chiba said that there are some areas that had damage from Tohoku earthquake. There were some people who couldn’t take care of their pets for a while. Afflicted pet owners were relieved that volunteers took care of their pets.
NPO Animal Support Mate (Urawa, Saitama), delegate Sizue Noda said that pets in refuge also suffer considerable stress. It is necessary to clarify the responsibilities and authority of volunteers. Required conditions include at least 20 years of age and no allergy to animal fur.
Reference: Saitama, Sanitary Affairs Division TEL 048 830 3612
Shiseido to abolish testing of cosmetics on animals MAR 2, 2013
The Japan Times
Shiseido Co., the nation’s largest maker of cosmetics, will abolish animal testing for products to be developed from April at both domestic and overseas laboratories, as alternative methods have been established.
In a news release, the company said the decision was made at meeting of its directors Thursday.
The ban will not be applicable if Shiseido has to account for the safety of products already on the market and animal testing is the only option for proving they do not pose any danger.
Shiseido said the safety of its products can be ensured through the use of databases, in vitro tests, and final stage trials on human subjects.
The Tokyo-based firm said it did away with animal testing at its in-house laboratories in March 2011, following a European Union directive on cosmetics banning the practice.
Shiseido said it held five rounds of meetings with academics, animal welfare advocates and other stakeholders between June 2010 and this January to examine the matter in depth.
Shiseido's Policy towards Abolishing Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Every year, patience is stretched for local TNR.
Wild cats in Kawasaki.
I saw an unknown male cat around the feeding point.
The estrus season has come.
I am in a rush to do TNR.
This cat was born last autumn.
The result of exam was leukemia.
After considering this, I decided to protect it.