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March 7, 2015

Please spread information!

Regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto City.
The city councilor in Kyoto, Akihide Tanaka, please listen our voice.
Please exclude the cat from the regulation!

This regulation will be in the budget committee on March 12 and 13, and then the last plenary session will be on March 20.

What we can do in the last 2 weeks.

It seems Communist Party member of a city council corps and Komeito member of a city council corps are a stance of objection or the correction in regulations plan.
We could see this from the questionnaire of The Pet Law (http://thepetlaw.web.fc2.com/) and also from actual interpellation.

The point is Liberal Democratic Party member of a city council corps.
They keep silence for the questionnaire.
It means they are going to establish the regulations.
They also keep silence to 3005 of public comments which asking not to establish the regulations about cat feeding.
The number of Liberal Democratic Party member of city council is so many.
Your public comment may become only a piece of paper.

The city councilor in Kyoto, Akihide Tanaka (Liberal Democratic Party) proposed this regulations and a chairperson of education welfare committee.

Please send your opinion to the city councilor in Kyoto, Akihide Tanaka.
Please also send it to the other Liberal Democratic Party member of city council.


Hideaki TANAKA
Tanaka Build.3F, 38-2, Kamikatsuramiyanogocho, Nishikyoku, Kyoto 615-8227
Tel&Fax 075-204-6128
Opinion form : http://www.tanaka-akihide.com/guide/contact.html

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Kyoto City is ignoring public opinion.
http://arfjapan1216.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-473.html

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto Cit.y

March 2, 2015

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto Cit.y

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto City could prohibit feeding stray cats.
An assemblyman of Komeito, Takao Yoshida, showed disapproval of the establishment of regulations concerning cats.

Questioning of Takao Yoshida at a Kyoto city council meeting of in February.
http://www.yubikiri.net/daido/files/yoshida.pdf

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Concerning the regulations on the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city.
The year before last, as a member of the animal welfare administrative investigation team, I researched advanced cases of animal welfare in Europe.
After that I proposed a concrete policy agenda.
As a result, the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City was enacted, the first in Japan, which equips the animal welfare center with a night animal emergency hospital.
It’s a great advance.
I suggested that it should establish regulations for controlling damage caused by the feces and urine of dogs and cats.
I evaluated the provision to promote owner management of the dog feces while walking the pet.
However, in public comments, there were many critical opinions of the main point of irresponsible feeding of stray cats, mainly from volunteers who gain nationwide attention promoting the sterilization of stray cats.
If common recognition of the definition of “feeding” differs, we can’t secure the effect of the regulations.
Still at this point the idea of the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City hasn’t been fully recognised by it’s citizens.
It would be hasty to establish such strong regulations.
Kyoto city has to inform it’s people about the idea of the charter, and fulfil it’s responsibility as a city of humane animal policies.

Based on the discussion in the assembly, opinions of the people who strove for charter establishment, and various opinions voiced in public comment, please make a maximum effort toward further realisation of regulations aimed at avoiding ruination in the future.

Assemblyman of Komeito, Takao Yoshida’s web site.
http://www.yoshida-takao.jp/

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city…Please appeal your opinion to city councillors!

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city…Please appeal your opinion to city councillors!

The municipal assembly begins on March 6.
Everything depends on the judgment of the councilor.
Please appeal your opinion to city councillors!

http://www.city.kyoto.jp/shikai/meibo/index.html

Kyoto City is ignoring public opinion.

February 17, 2014
Kyoto City is ignoring public opinion.

Kyoto city is ignoring public opinion about the regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto City.
They are going to nullify valuable opinion!
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, strongly protest this.

From the blog of Nekoto tomodachi chiikineko,
http://tiikineko.exblog.jp/

Kyoto City’s unusual objections to citizens’ public opinions.

On the Kyoto City official website, they announced their thoughts on the “Regulations of prevention of nuisance by animals” (provisional name) as below.
http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/hokenfukushi/page/0000177678.html 

About the ideas of Kyoto city concerning the regulations for the prevention of nuisance by animals.

We received 3,005 opinions from all over Japan.
Most of them were about the regulations for feeding stray cats.
However some groups have found erroneous information on the internet as this regulation concerns those people who feed cats, something which is forbidden in Kyoto City (and subject to fines).
Many opinions are opposed to this regulation because of this.
We hope to give you the opportunity to think correctly on this subject.



Last December, Kyoto City requested opinions from the public.
We submitted our opinions. Then Kyoto City did a U-turn because there were many dissenting opinions.It is an unusual situation to move against public opinion.

This is our second opinion letter on the regulation of the prevention of nuisance by animals in Kyoto city.
2015.2.13

You refer to the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City.
However “do not feed animals which cause any trouble”or “It is written as an example to cooperate with neighbors for city cat project that humans and cats live together” in the charter shows that Kyoto City is not involved with animal welfare.
It is citizen volunteers who are involved with animal welfare.

Stray cats are protected animals. Kyoto City council has to take responsibility for the care of stray cats in the city.
This responsibility means that the council will protect cats by performing sterilization and continuing feeding after release.
Is Kyoto City doing it?

If Kyoto City were doing this activity, then I would understand the need to “prohibit irresponsible feeding”and “do not feed animals which cause any trouble” clauses.
If the council managed to get these results via the cooperation of residents for stray cats, such regulations would not be necessary.
Kyoto City is going to regulate citizen actions, and this is irresponsible.
Kyoto City should make efforts to promote a society in which humans and cats can co-exist.

If stray cats can’t get any food, they can no longer be saved, and this is cruelty.
They will die.

We oppose the regulations preventing nuisance by animals in Kyoto City.
Humane organizations from overseas will visit Kyoto.
International tourist city Kyoto is against stray cats.
We wonder if Kyoto City can handle this.

Throughout Japan, no cities, towns or villages take responsibility for stray cats like Kyoto City.
If Kyoto City makes “regulations to prohibit feeding”, this is cruelty and the irresponsibility of the council will increase.

The Act on Welfare and Management of Animals regarding living together with animals and lifetime breeding will disappear.
I would like to remark also that the source of stray cats is pet shops.

Mitsuru Kawai
Nekoto tomodachi chiikineko

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A formal proposal for the regulation will be made on February 13 and considered after February 20.
We have no time.
Please send your opinions to the Mayor of Kyoto and city councilors in Kyoto.

A model sentence:
I strongly protest the announcement of February 12 to ignore public opinion resulting from the gathering of citizens’ opinions.

Opinion to city councilors
http://www.city.kyoto.jp/shikai/meibo/index.html

Opinion to the Mayor of Kyoto
http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/sogo/page/0000017307.html

STOP! Please send your opinion on the establishment of regulations prohibiting the feeding of cats in Kyoto city.

November 10, 2014
STOP!
Please send your opinion on the establishment of regulations prohibiting the feeding of cats in Kyoto city.

Please send your voice to Kyoto city!
Kyoto city is now in a hurry to establish a regulation prohibiting of feeding cats.
This includes the feeding of stray cats.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, sent a letter requesting exclusion of the feeding of stray cats.

This is from Kyoto news paper.
http://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/politics/article/20140929000112

Leaving of feces and urine by pets, and irresponsible feeding, will be prohibited in a regulation in Kyoto city.

September 29, 2014
The mayor of Kyoto city, Daisaku KADOKAWA, clarified his intention to establish the regulations prohibiting feces and urine of house dogs and cats, and irresponsible feeding, before the end of the year.
Penalty for the violation is under consideration.

Kyoto city said that the damage from feces and urine on the road and riverbed seems endless.
A complaint to Kyoto city in 2013 alleged 398 cases by dogs, and 271 case by cats.
To address this problem, Kyoto city started a 16-member project team in December.
However, beside the improvement of ethics of the owners, it is necessary to establish policies for regulating obligations and prohibitions. (Mayor Kadokawa)

Concerning the prohibition of acts of leaving feces and urine by dogs and cats, and also feeding, it is assumed that these things are perpetuating a nuisance for the neighbors.
Also Kyoto city said that we should consider having a penalty included with the regulation to ensure effectiveness.

Kyoto city said that of the 4 cities in Kinki area, Kobe city is the only one with this penalty.


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We Inuneko Kyusainowa sent a letter of petition to the mayor of Kyoto city, to demand the exclusion of the feeding of stray / unknown cats from the regulation and charter.
If it is included in the regulation and charter, it would cause prejudice, and have a bad effect on the volunteers who administer to stray cats.
Kyoto city aims to establish the regulations by the end of the year.
So we have no time to wait.
Please everyone, ask the mayor of Kyoto to exclude the feeding of stray cats from the regulation and the charter.
I believe he might listen and understand.



Please send your opinion to the mayor of Kyoto from here.

https://sc.city.kyoto.lg.jp/multiform/multiform.php?form_id=20
FAX:075-213-0286
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