Concerning our request for the abolition of the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine! The answer from Suwa Taisha, after Inuneko Kyusainowa sent a strong petition.

June 15, 2014
Concerning our request for the abolition of the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine!
The answer from Suwa Taisha, after Inuneko Kyusainowa sent a strong petition.


The past article.
http://arfjapan1216.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-284.html


●The answer from Suwa Taisha

諏訪大社返信S


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To : Ms. Akiko Yui
Inuneko Kyusainowa, TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital

We received your questionnaire date at January 7, 2014.
Our Kawazugari Shinji (Shinto ritual of hunting frogs) is specified in so many old precious books and it continues to this day in earnest.
Suwa Taisha handed down the traditional culture orally for over 1000 years.
This is a very important Shinto ritual under the faith of Suwa.
We want to ask you to understand it.
Please be kind to accept our answer.

February 5, 2014
Suwa Taisha
Representative
Kazutaka KITAJIMA



●Demands letter from Inuneko Kyusainowa to Suwa Taisha.

To : Mr. Kazutaka Kitajima
Repersentative
Suwa Taisha

From : Akiko Yui
Representative
Inuneko Kyusainowa
TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital

June 15, 2014

Concerning the Shinto ritual of hunting frogs.

Thank you so much for your answer about your Shinto ritual of hunting frogs.
Your answer was;
1. This is a historical Shinto ritual which is written in a Kamakura period book (1185-1333 CE)
2. This is traditional culture, which is handed down orally by reverent ujiko (shrine parishioners).
3. For these reasons, this Shinto ritual will be continued.

To read your answer, I’m embarrassed that we didn’t have any knowledge about the history of Suwa Taisha and Shinto.

I apologise for our late answer.
We have been rescuing dogs and cats from Fukushima.
And also we have studied old books of Suwa Taisha to get to know your many Shinto rituals.

The reason is specified below.
But we would like to demand strongly that you use a replacement, rather than live frogs.
To skewer live frogs is an inappropriate Shinto ritual for our Shrine in present time.
It could be done symbolically, using a frog doll, or even pictures, instead of torturing and killing living things.
Please consider for our demand.

Our examination for Shinto ritual of hunting frogs is follows;
• Shinto ritual of frog hunting is specified in one of the old books “Suwa Taisha (Suwajyosya butsukirei)”. But the true meaning of this Shinto ritual has various interpretations. It says that the true meaning is indistinctness.
• Ikushima Tarushima Shrine in Hiroshima also have a Shinto ritual hunting frogs. But they just act, shooting a bow from the bridge, rather than actually killing frogs.
• Suwabiraki Suwa Shrine in Kyoto use frog’s potter’s ware for their Shinto ritual hunting frogs.
• Researching the history of your shrine, it is found that you tied a boy to a pillar (a form of sacrifice) as a Shinto ritual. But that has been discontinued now with the changing of people’s consciousness. I think to preserve the true meaning of culture and tradition should involve abolishing the cruel Shinto ritual, or replacing humans and animals with other things as the sacrifice.

Came back from Fukushima

June 15, 2014
Came back from Fukushima


2 days of activity, Friday and Saturday.
I saw the young volunteer smiling and doing hard work.
I reflect on myself just complaining all the time.
Try to have a young mind, like them.


2 days of activity was safely finished.
The traffic on the highway was terrible, but I got back to Kawasaki.
Thank all of you for your wonderful support.

But…driving alone is so hard.
I upload a few photos and go to bed.


This is the first day, first loading in Naraha with Matatabi’s car.
It looks so heavy and I am worried every time.
But he is much better than me at loading.
Would you like to try?


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My car looks a bit more spacious.

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Then let’s go!
Go to route 6 and pass Futaba police office.
Please pass over the volunteers!


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I will upload the long report soon.

I came back with a cat that was found in Futaba.


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A hundred million yen budget for the protection of suffering pets went where?

June 14, 2014
A hundred million yen budget for the protection of suffering pets went where?
Despite our demand for disclosure of Information, the project books are painted over with black and the financial statement is non-disclose.


From Animal Network Japan
http://animalnetwork.jimdo.com/


In March of 2012, the Reconstruction agency approved the budget of a hundred million yen for protection of pets and feeding control in off-limits areas of Fukushima.

Who does this?

Through competitive bidding, Japan Wildlife Research center (http://www.jwrc.or.jp/) took the contract.
They rescue dogs and cats from the off-limits area with a hundred million yen budget.


This Japan Wildlife Research center concluded the contracts with the Ministry of Environment; 37contracts in 2009, 12 in 2010 and 38 in 2011.
(After that they took the contract in 2013 and 2014)

We demanded the disclosure of the information of entire documents from Ministry of Environment, but the documents which they disclosed last year were missing important project records and financial statements, and it was non-disclose.
So we protested.


But suddenly they disclosed the project books the other day.

However, much of it is blacked out.

They also disclosed the estimated price sheet.

But this is not a financial statement.

The financial statement is still non-disclose.
(We will continue to consider this with our ombudsman, who belongs to ANJ.)


We gave the information to an auditor, and demand confirmation of it.

From this estimated price sheet, personnel expenses and the transportation cost is 40 million yen out of the budget of a hundred million yen.


To rescue 200 dogs and cats,

Investigation of internal exposure to radiation cost 2 million yen. (10,000 yen each)

Sterilization is one million yen. (5000 yen each)

Goods and medicine: 4 million yen.

A total of only 6 million is used for dogs and cats.

And

To built the temporary shelter : 34,700,000 yen.

The cost of consumption articles (Capture cage for dog 1,600,000 yen, Food for capture 120,000 yen, capture cages for cat 0 yen (maybe they bought 50 the year before?) protective clothing 740,000 yen, renting car for investigate and protection 2,050,000 yen)

The wages for 12 people who take care of dogs and cats, and also rescue activity, is totally 22 million yen. It means 8100 yen per person per day.
This is reasonable.


But the wage for the chief technicion is 44,900 yen for one day.

For technicion A is 37,900 yen.
For technicion B is 30,900 yen.
For C, 24,000 yen.
For B, 20,700 yen,

Totally 10 million yen for 5 people.
(3 people worked over 100 days)


For 6 professors who participated with the meeting or hearing, 18,200yen per day per person is paid.

For 6 experts, 41,880 yen (for 3 times) per person for 2 days are paid.

To examine the habitat is 89,380 yen for 20 people for 1 week. (4 people joined 5 times)

For protection activity for 24 people: 89,380 yen for 1 week. (depending on the person, up to 104,880 yen, considering there were sometimes conservation activities)

Transportation for building temporary shelter is 820,000 yen.

For workers in the off-limits area: 2,350,000 yen.

45 million yen is used for people’s remuneration, transportation and wages.


administrative cost is 7,800,800 yen.



It looks like one hundred million yen of the public fund was used for the group of former government officials that were successful in getting this project, along with scientists and local governments, but not used for animals.


And this project made a limit to protection numbers (200).
Which association gets this project seems to have been decided from the beginning.

Maybe this was to make the budget profitable and generate documents rather than saving animals.
However this project is not outside the law.
The Ministry of Environment did this with their own budget.
So we can’t claim that it is illegal.


The protection activity shouldn’t cost one hundred million yen.
It is possible to do smarter, and more effective activity without using one hundred million yen.
But the government didn’t do that.


Since the planning competition, we have been waiting for the government do the rescue activity.


In December of 2011, the official rescue party couldn’t protect enough, and we were worried about the abandoned pets.


But even after Spring and then Summer, the official designates didn’t do anything.


The cats propagated.


Until the shelter by Ministry of Environment was built, they didn’t do any rescue work at all.
They started from September.

In 2013 and 2014, they did nothing.

They have done nothing but use up one hundred million yen.
It should be used for speedy protection, accommodation, sterilization, and finding host families.
This is the primary objective.


If the disaster happens again someday, somewhere, and same problem of pets occurs, will the budget for reconstruction support go to such former government official designates?
People who really want to rescue animals, and work as volunteers, are on the outside of inquiry commissions and expert committees.
Then these people have to do activity with their own money and responsibility?


Like we had to sign the agreement, which stated that everything is our own responsibility, and we take care of rescued dogs and cats and we pay for everything for it.
Like we put on the “Yellow Ribbon” after we sign the agreement.


Collapse by overbreeding in Kamakura

June 24, 2014
Collapse by overbreeding in Kamakura.

We have only one more day.
Nyanda Guard did rescue work in Kamakura.

I talked with Tanpoponosato on 23:00, but the phone has been cut off.
Maybe buttery has gone.
I couldn’t finish discussing important issues.


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Most of the cats in the room are rescued.

We gathered in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.

In our hospital, the sterilization for cats from Odawara has continued since yesterday.

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These cats will soon awake from anaesthesia for sterilization.

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We pray for so many unborn lives that we had to take away from a small body.


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Cats that finished the sterilization yesterday will depart to Odawara with volunteers.

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Volunteer of Nyanda Guard will go again to Kamakura with 11 capture cages.
The limit is one more day which we can go into this room.
We have to be careful some cats might be hiding somewhere.
This is why we leave the capture cage tonight.


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Some cats are wary of capture cages.
So we set many cardboard boxes.
We make an air hole in the cardboard boxes, and make cardboard houses.

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There is no daytime or nighttime for this rescue activity.
Thanks to all the volunteers for join with this for rescue activity.
Thank you very very much.


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Animals don’t have any words to express their suffering.
Volunteers make every effort for them.
One step forward to cooperate with Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
We Inuneko Kyusainowa also do our best.
Sterilization starts from June 22, along with checking health condition.

If you can accept these cats, please contact with Tanpoponosato.
chkomama@gmail.com

The details will be uploaded in the blog of Tanpoponosato, and our blog.
http://ameblo.jp/inunekodaisuki/

What Inuneko Kyusainowa and TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital can do is provide medical treatment and sterilization.
We can’t let them die.
Everyone does their best.
We will accept all cats.

However the cost to save these lives is not coming from anywhere.
At this moment, 77 cats will be transported to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
We have to see to medical care such as vaccine, sterilization, treatment for injuries, and bad health.
TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital doesn’t pursue any profit from this activity.

The owner has all the responsibility.
But we have to let them live.
This is terrible thing, but I want to ask you to cooperate, to donate for this activity to save these cats.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We need your help for medical treatment to save cats suffering from overbreeding in Kanagawa.
I will report the expenditure details in this blog.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874
Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa
※Please specify the purpose of your donation (多頭-tatou) before your name.

SOS! Please urgently spread this information!

June 22, 2014
SOS! Please urgently spread this information!

Collapse from overbreeding in Kamakura, Odawara and Kawasaki.
TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital start vaccine and sterilization!!

June 21 transportation.
June 22 sterilization, vaccine and treatment for 77 cats and more.
※Recruit the transport volunteer.

Please cooperate and donate for medical expenses.

On June 21, start to receive them.
The first group is arrives.

We borrowed many cages and carry bags from volunteers.
But still it is not enough and use cardboard boxes.
Most of them are in the washing net and then get put into the cardboard boxes.
A Nyanda guard volunteer brought the first group.
Thank you so much as usual.

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They work so quickly and very helpful.
Open the cardboard box and check the condition.
Also re-check the net.
Make air hole bigger for more oxygen, and to keep a good temperature.

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We will receive 3 groups.
So we have to stack well.


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It looks full with only the first group.

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One cat is in the dangerous condition.
Give it ICU drup.


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Choco Mama in Tanpoponosato arrived.
She is dashing around in a place where there's a terrible situation from too many breedings.

This is terrible.
The leg is broken….


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There is an inflammation under the thick hairball.
No words for it….

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How many cats have suffered and died?
I don’t want to sacrifice them anymore.

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Volunteer of Nyanda Guard took all day for cats in Odawara.
Then also went to Kamakura.
I feel so much tenderness from them for animals.
Thank you very much for your hard work.

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Animal doesn’t have any words to express their suffering.
Volunteers make very concerted efforts for them.
One step forward to cooperate with Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
We Inuneko Kyusainowa also do our best.
Sterilization starts from June 22, along with checking health condition.

If you can accept these cats, please contact with Tanpoponosato.
chkomama@gmail.com

The details will be upload in the blog of Tanpoponosato and our blog.

http://ameblo.jp/inunekodaisuki/

What Inuneko Kyusainowa and TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital can do is provide medical treatment and sterilization.
We can’t let them die.
Everyone does their best.
We will accept all cats.

However the cost to save these lives is not coming in from anywhere.
At this moment, 77 cats will be transported to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
We have to see to medical care such as vaccine, sterilization, treatment for injuries and bad health.
TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital doesn’t pursue any profit from this activity.


The owner has all the responsibility.
But we have to let them live.
This is terrible thing, but I want to ask you to cooperate to donate for this activity to save these cats.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We need your help!
It's for medical treatment to save cats suffering from overbreeding in Kanagawa.
I will report the expenditure details in this blog.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874
Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa
※Please specify the purpose of your donation (多頭-tatou) before your name.

Thank you so much for your support.

June 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your support.

The following photo is a some of your donations.
Thank you so much.
This is paper toilet sand.
I am going to bring these to our shelter, where 100s of cats are living.
One person sent it in a rice bag, which is very strong.


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Then this is our shelter.
Thank you so much for such a big claw sharpener.
Marble climbs the top of Mt.Fuji!

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Tenten loves it and doesn’t want to share.


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This is his brother Nuts.


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Finally, it is your turn, Rin.

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We received so much of it.
We can put it in each room.
Thank you so much.


I went to look at the room upstairs.
Then wow!


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Oscar, who was rescued in Okuma, Fukushima, is on the cat tower.
He was so tense and angry all the time.
I was worried because didn’t even go to the toilet.
But he is in the middle of the room!
You could be friendly?


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Air conditioning will be set on the 12th.
Then we’ll make the shelf bigger to make them comfortable.
I’ll use your donations for it.
Thank you so much!

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Fukushima, Namie-machi, where pretty flowers bloom.

June 10, 2014
Fukushima, Namie-machi, where pretty flowers bloom.

After we set the capture cage in Okuma-machi and Futaba-machi, we go to Namie-machi.
As we don’t have very much time, we can’t set many capture cages.
But we have to set them by 11:00pm at some places where we have particular concerns. It is a short time frame, and difficult to get cats into the cage.
Then we go to leave the food.


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The water, which we load at Naraha point, gets used up at Okuma and Futaba.
But in Namie, a resident offers to let us use their well water.


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We always put at least 2 water bowls at each point, but they become empty so quickly.
So we try to set them such that they can catch water drops.


Rainwater collects here, and it is holy water.
But also mud collects.
It is difficult to clean completely, but I tried to take out the dirty water.
If heavy rain comes later, that will wash it out.


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I want them to drink clean water.


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Tiny pretty flowers are so tender.


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I posted a photo of this landscape last year too.

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There is a barricade a few dozen meters ahead and from there, it is the “impossible return area”


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The older residents said to me that they want to go home.
I don’t know how I should respond, and it’s difficult to continue the conversation.


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There are very few volunteers now.
We try to rotate, but whenever I go, the food boxes are empty.


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No time to talk.
Just fill the food in the food box.
If there’s not enough food, we use some which we stored in a resident’s storage place.


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If the water has run out, again we use a resident’s well water.
No time to rest and eat.
We do what we can do.
At last, we take back the capture cages and leave by the check point.
Then we drive to Tomioka and Naraha to see if there are any cats there. It’s the usual circular course.
Then we meet other fellows at Naraha point.


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We finish today’s work safely.
Thank you so much everyone.
Next activity on the 13th and 14th, I receive some kittens from 3.11 Rescue, and I am going to find foster families for them in Kanto.

Decontamination in Fukushima, route 6.

June 8, 2014
Decontamination in Fukushima, route 6.


First in the morning, we set the capture cages in Okuma-machi, a planned nationalisation area.
Then we go to Futaba-machi, also a planned nationalisation area.
We drive fast on route 6.
But decontamination has started on route 6, and there’s only one-way traffic.

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When decontamination has been done, we can drive normally.


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A planned nationalisation area in Futaba is sea side from route 6.
We set the capture cage.


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There are many cats left around bay side areas.
Rista found out when she was looking for a dog.
At first she found 2 cats and then the information spread among volunteers.
But this place is quite far, and we couldn’t rescue quickly.


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But the nationalisation plan will be pursued soon.
We have to rescue them as soon as possible.
Right now, Sakura-mama, Nakamura-san, Koenji Nyandarazu, Matatabi, and Inuneko Kyusainowa focus on rescue at this place.


This day, we, Inuneko Kyusainowa, took over the capture cage which Koenji Nyandarazu set the day before.

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No cats in the capture cage.
We have now rescued 10 cats in total.
There maybe no cats any more, but we still can’t find a brown tabby that was seen at first by Rista.
So we still need to come to this place for a while.


This place is difficult to get to.
We left a lot of food at several points.


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Weeds grow thick.
Abandoned cats must survive in such place.


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This is Matatabi’s blog about Fukushima activity on May 16.
http://ameblo.jp/nyancoouchisagashi22/entry-11872964358.html

Kin-ji and gentle staff in Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre.

June 7, 2014
Kin-ji and gentle staff in Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre.


Kin-ji leaves Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre today.
He has to say goodbye to gentle staff members, who were taking care of him for 9 months.

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He can’t see well, but he fawns on them as usual.


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I posted on finding his new family in my blog dated December 24, but it is difficult for the old dog.

http://banbihouse.blog69.fc2.com/blog-date-20131224.html

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No one offered, but one person who has been concerned about him (she has received many dogs that don’t have anywhere to go) decided to accept him.

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Say hello to your new owner.

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Then let’s start a new life.
A staff member holds him, and brings him to the car.


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The staff are so busy, but everyone came to say goodbye.


I have never seen such sight before.
Now Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre has become a real animal welfare centre.
All the staff are so generous, and I feel so happy.


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They took care of him for 9 months.
They are happy, but also a bit sad.
Everyone hopes for Kin-jii’s happiness.


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I wish all Japanese people could have such tenderness for all lives.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, want to make more efforts, encourage thr making of such a country, and, along with Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre, strive to be good examples.


Kin-jii will be happy.
Thank you everyone.


Please support Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre.
Last year, the number of dogs killed was zero.
For cats, it was 54.
Those cats were unfortunate, and this caused grief among the staff.


There was no killing of dogs or cats in April and May.
But June seems a difficult situation.
People hear that the Kawasaki Animal Welfare Centre doesn’t kill dogs and cats, so they leave dogs and cats in front of the centre.


If someone who left dogs and cats is reading this blog, I want to ask, do you understand the pain over our inability to help all, even though we so strongly want to.
Without making the efforts yourself, just dumping a life on this place, which doesn’t have enough people, enough money, or enough space, mentally or physically.
Have you ever thought of the sadness and pain that could cause?
We just can’t save all of them.


For example, every cat I take in locally means one less that I can rescue from Fukushima, where they’re living without people, and face constant hunger.
If the number of accommodated of the dogs and cats increases, the already meagre budget is easily gone.
Space will be full.
Then they have to kill them.


Please, as a human being, stop this shameful conduct.

Fukushima activity in Okuma-machi, which the government plans to nationalise.

June 6, 2014
Fukushima activity in Okuma-machi, which the government plans to nationalise.


When the rescue members are fewer in number, I worry about whether we can get enough done.
The check-point is like a starting line.
We rush from there to our destinations.

We set the capture cages at each point as though in an athletic competition.

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I always try to set the capture cage first, but if the water bowl is empty, I wonder how long they have been without water, and feel better refilling the water first.
That always delays to setting of the capture cages.

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Hurry hurry!


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This building was under construction when the disaster happened on March 11.
It looks like time is stopped.

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This is a feeding point I have been visiting for 3 years.
This place is close to the No1 nuclear power plant and the residents can’t come home.
But so many cats are left, and so many of them have been rescued by volunteers.


Broken, fallen stones litter the entrance, but somehow I can bump and crunch my way in by car.
The tiled roof collapsed, and bits are scattered around the yard.
I know it would be better to tidy it up, but even after 3 years I don’t have even the little time necessary to do it.


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Oh my God.
The water bowl is empty again!
It will delay the setting of the capture cage.
Hurry hurry!


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Grief Stricken Goat Reunited with Best Burro Friend.

June 5, 2014
Grief Stricken Goat Reunited with Best Burro Friend.
Watch the emotional reunion and then read their story.

From Animal Place
http://animalplace.org/mr-g-and-jellybean-united

Petit interior construction of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.

June 2, 2014
Petit interior construction of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.


I don’t remember when I slept for these 3 days.
I almost lost consciousness, and I am in a daze.

Trying to finish for today, in hopes of being able to sleep tomorrow.
A cat that escaped from it’s foster family was found, but doesn’t come into the capture cage.
I told them that dehydration and debility would be a problem, and to leave plenty of food and water at the place where cat was found.
This foster family does their best, as well as possible.

I’m usually standing by in the middle of the night, but now I can’t leave 2 kittens that are not well. I also have to tend to the interior construction at the hospital all day long for a few days.
I really can’t find enough time to sleep, and I’m in a daze.


Various things all occur at the same time, as usual.

Exhausted while doing the work Namie, Fukushima on May 30.
Then I took this energy drink.
I am wondering if it is really effective or not.

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I know it is important to have rest.
But the volunteer is also exhausted.

Fukushima activity, adoption event, and construction at the hospital, I managed to get through these days with everyone’s cooperation.
I have to buy 3 air conditioners for the shelter.
This is too hot for cats.
I just had an electrician put in outlet plugs for the air conditioners.
Finding the units took a bit of time because I wanted to find cheap ones.
If the price were no matter, I could have bought them faster.
But for three….
I am sorry it take some time.


This is a photo of the new TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital renovation.
Interior construction might be a bit of an exaggeration.
The consultation room was only one small room, but we made it into made two smaller rooms.
I don’t have a sufficient budget, and asked too much of the builder, like using old materials.
Today finally we can use these consultation rooms.


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Now we don’t make the patients wait.
I am glad that the veterinarians like it.
Then we rearranged and cleaned the furniture and medical equipment.
It looks more useful than before.

It is time now to close the hospital.
That’s it for today.

Thanks for coming to our adoption event.

June 2, 2014
Thanks for coming to our adoption event.

New families were found for dogs and cats.
Thank you so much.
Volunteers worked so hard.
This is why we could reach the agreement.

Animal volunteer activity is extremely hard.
The usual activity is already hard enough, but then so many accidents also happen. For example, a cat escaped from it’s foster family.
This increases the workload, and there’s no time to rest, mentally or physically.

Volunteers are my fellows, like family.
I don’t often say my thanks directly to them, but I always appreciate them from bottom of my heart.
So many lives are saved because of them.

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Today I was busy with interior construction in the TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital from 9:00am.
After finishing the blog, I was going to sleep a bit, but received a call…..
A kitten that went to a foster family is not well.
I asked them bring this kitten urgently to our hospital, and took emergency measures.

It is always like this.
This is animal care volunteering.
But why I can’t stop is that the animals can’t get a better situation by themselves.
Thinking about the suffering of animals, I have to do something, whatever I can do get through my own painfulness.

Thus, we can share in the happiness of 2 dogs and 8 kittens from the Animal Welfare Center at our adoption event.
If we do nothing, these lives would have been lost.

Animal care volunteering is not so easy.
But if you can lend a hand sometimes, even for a short time, it will be really helpful.
Please think about it.

Came back from Fukushima.

May 31, 2014
Came back from Fukushima.


This is the Joban expressway around 4:00am.
It is already light.

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Today, Matatabi and I each take a car and work separately.
We share the feeding points between Naraha and Namie.
We don’t have time to go back to Naraha base to load food again.
So we fully loaded the food.
I loaded some capture cages into the front passenger’s seat for the planned nationalisation area.

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Matatabi’s car is also fully loaded.

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Maybe it winds up meaning nothing, but we hide them under cloth.
We have been doing this for 3 years.

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At Naraha machi.

I saw some police cars, but Naraha is quite calm.
This cat is named Takenoko (“Young Bamboo”).
He appeared because he heard the sound of car.


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To him, the sound of a car is a signal for food.
He trusts us, and is waiting for us.

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Decontamination soil is increasing.
How much will it to continue to increase?

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When decontamination work advances, the dumping or storage places for decontamination soil increase.

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This is near Kido station.
This place was fully covered by weeds.
But now it is so clean.
Whenever I go to Naraha, I notice the changes.


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We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, rescued 575 dogs and cats and brought them to our TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital between March 11, 2011 and December 31, 2013.
This year, we already rescued over 30.
We can continue this activity thanks to your support, and also thanks to the cooperation of my fellows.
I deeply thank you for your support.
We can’t finish the activity in Fukushima yet.
Please continue to watch over us.

May 24, 2014
Fellows in Fukushima

Connecting to life in Fukushima.
Reprint from the blog of Nekokatsu.
http://ameblo.jp/cafe-nekokatsu/entry-11854850147.html

Coming closer to Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant, a nosebleed seems to appear.

A cartoon called “Oishinbo” said so, and it's causing trouble.

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One morning, in a café in the office district, beautiful animal activist Matatabi muttered while holding an English newspaper.
Matatabi

I say that anyone would have a nosebleed if they pick it too much!
She was lost for words but said let’s meet at 3:00am and check it out!
Then I left for the appointment at 3:00am.

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This town is always devoid of people.
It is quiet, lovely scenery, but apparently many black bags of decontamination soil have been put on the side of the road..

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That is Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
I have never had a nosebleed, but I feel uncomfortable that people in power attack the manga artist for expressing this.

A long time ago, I learned that constitution Article 21 guarantees the freedom of expression, and it is the most important right in forming the basis of democracy.

I stop the car with quick braking.

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Matatabi appeared! She is so reliable.

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We fill the empty box with food.

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We steadily fill up the food box.

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We are close to the kind of place where it was said that nosebleeds occur.
There are so many lives left, surviving in such a place for 3 years.

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We walk the usual street.

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There are some cats still around up the street from here.

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The wake of the tsunami is pathetic.

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The desperate struggle for life continues in such a place.

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Humans, Japan, and we Japanese, created the mountain of horrifying decontaminated soil.

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Even in this decontamination soil mountain,

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The desperate struggle for life continues.

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Let’s go home together!

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I joined in the rescue activity of Inuneko Kyusainowa again.

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We need so much food. If you want, please donate cat food to Inuneko Kyusainowa.

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This is Ikkun.

I used your donation for the transportation expenses to Fukushima.

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My fellows in Fukushima activity are also busy with the local activity.
The next activity in Fukushima will be on May 30. Y
our donations, which I receive by 29, will be used for this activity.
Thank you for your cooperation.

We Inuneko Kyusainowa rescued 575 dogs and cats and brought them to our TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital between March 11, 2011 and December 31, 2013.
This year, we already rescued over 30.
We can continue this activity thanks to your support, and also thanks to the cooperation of my fellows.
I deeply thank you so much for your support.
We can’t finish the activity in Fukushima yet.
Please continue to watch over us.

※We need follows goods.
Please support us to help dogs and cats as much as we can.

◆Kawasaki
-A4 white copy paper. (for making flyers for lost dogs
-100 yen plastic washbowl.
-Yakikatsuo (baked bonito for Fukushima)
-Kitchen Bleach (for disinfecting)
-Canned food for cats.
-a/d canned food
-Morinaga Golden Cat Milk
-Churu, Maguro flavored.
-Dry food for adult cats. (anything cheap)
-Pet sheet (regular, wide)
-Toilet sand for cats (anything cheap but paper made)
-Detergent for dish washing.
-Second hand towel (big size)

Address;
4-23-13-1F, Oshima, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 210-0834
TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital
*between 12:00 and 17:00

◆Fukushima
-Dry food for adult cats (anything cheap)
-100 yen plastic washbowl.
-Yakikatsuo (baked bonito)
-Canned food for cats
-Pet sheets regular size.
-Mushi konazu (protecting against insect in the Naraha shelter, hung type)
-Detergent for dish wash Hand soap

Address; Inuneko Kyusainowa CC: Chie Murao Hibarinoyu, 155-11, Hashiride,
Ena, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima 970-0311

May 23, 2014
Tochigi prefecture makes an internal investigation of harassment case for suicide of a staff member in response to outside attention.
http://www.47news.jp/CN/201405/CN2014052201001105.html

A male staff member (50) of Tochigi Animal Welfare Instruction Center committed suicide in the middle of April, according to coverage of Tochigi prefecture on the 22nd.
Responding to voices from outside the Center indicating that the cause of his suicide was power harassment, Tochigi prefecture decided to conduct an internal investigation.

Tochigi prefecture said that this man hadn’t gone to work since April 15. He was found on April 20 in a car near the riverbed in Utsunomiya city. The prefectural police consider this to have been a suicide using a briquette.

Humane associations which know this man posted a note on the internet saying he had been harassed. Also Tochigi prefecture received same comments in about 50 phone calls and e-mails before May 21. (Kyodo Tsusin / May 22, 2014)

The judgment day of Chiro’s revenge case is on June 30.

The judgment day of Chiro’s revenge case is on June 13.

The petition close on June 2 at 24:00.
We ask you again to cooperate to sign on this petition site.
Please spread out this information urgently.

Petition site.
http://chn.ge/1k4Awtp

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Message from Akiko Yui, President and Founder of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital
I believe that helping animals in need, existing in symbiosis with animals, and fostering a loving heart lead to an improvement in one’s character of kindness and generosity. The killing of animals due to decisions made by administration goes against my firm belief in preventing cruelty to animals. Animal Rescue Fund’s most important goal is to reduce the number of animals killed in Japan to zero by urging administration to change, reform, and improve the prevention of cruelty to animals. In order to reduce the number of animals in need, we work to raise awareness and support for the importance of sterilization operations. Each year, we spay and neuter more than 1000 stray cats. We are always putting animals up for adoption to help those lives already born in finding a loving home.

TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital:
We first opened our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in February of 2011 in an effort to make our dream a reality - to lower the number of dogs and cats killed in Japan to zero. At our hospital, we spay and neuter cats to reduce the number of unfortunate stray cats. Our hospital strives to help unfortunate animals in need of medical care.
The lives of numerous pets and livestock were lost as a result of the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11th 2011 and the radiation disaster caused by the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Animal Rescue Fund goes directly to the 20km evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant to rescue animals.
Animal Rescue Fund is based in Kanagawa Prefecture’s TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. Therefore, the animals that we rescue from Fukushima Prefecture are brought to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Here, the rescued animals receive medical care and are returned to their owners or are put up for adoption.
We also work in urging the government and administration of Japan to support the protection of animals in need.


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