☆Cooperative rescue activity in the Okuma planned nationalization area in Fukushima. Confirmed a mixed siamese cat.

August 16, 2015
☆Cooperative rescue activity in the Okuma planned nationalization area in Fukushima.
Confirmed a mixed siamese cat.


Thank you so much for your support, as always.

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Madao will come with us to set the sensor camera.
Under the heatwave, there was no food or water in no man’s area.
In such dry weather, the wild animals breed so fast.
Everyone hopes to rescue cats that were confirmed with sensor cameras.
And also leave enough food and water before the 3 week period.




This is a mixed siamese in the sensor camera.




The first day, Nekono Maria set a capture cage at the place where a mixed siamese was confirmed.
But it didn’t come in.
The second day, kept changing the food.
But it didn’t come in.

But another volunteer found this mixed siamese.
She said she will set the capture cage.
It is great we can share the information with this blog.
But it didn’t come in.

She said she will do one more day.
We can go into the area until tomorrow.
Thank you so much!

This mixed siamese is not a cat who’s owner requested protection.
We can’t finish this activity in the planned nationalization area so easily.


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This is Tomioka. People can come into this area during the day.
We can come here before/after the planned nationalization area.

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Day flower.
A pretty flower, which blooms calmly, always heals me.

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☆Abandoned cats in the Fukushima planned nationalization area. Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima.

August 13, 2015
☆Abandoned cats in the Fukushima planned nationalization area.
Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima.

2 times in Fukushima this week.
There are so many things to do before going to Fukushima.
The TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital closes at 20:00PM.
I will leave at midnight.
I have to deal with such concerns as food and toilet sand in the hospital.
I didn’t have time to go shopping during the day.
The shop will close soon.

I ran to the shop with a nurse.
Quickly bought food and toilet sand for tomorrow, and also batteries for the sensor camera in Fukushima.

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Final loading of food.

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I must not forget to bring the important sensor camera, with SD card and battery.
I am ready to go.


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We have to set the sensor camera for at least 6 months in the planned nationalization area.
The town is still the same as right after the disaster.
Normally I don’t see any residents, but this time I met one person.
He came for research about compensation issues.


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Slowly, the remaining traces of life in this town have disappeared.


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Could they escape from the huge earthquake and tsunami?
I sometimes have dreams of cruel sights.
In such a place, we are trying to rescue some surviving life.


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The sensor camera viewed a cat clearly on June 16.
But still we can’t find this cat.
We won’t be able to come into the area for 3 weeks.
The food will be gone.

Other places are also important, but I urgently want to rescue it from this place.



This cat was confirmed in Okuma, but very close to nuclear power plant 1, where the radio activity is so high.
Sakura Mama continues to bring food to this feeding point.
Now volunteers rotate to go there.
There are also other feeding points around, and finally we could set the sensor camera.

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We are doing our best to rescue all cats from the planned nationalization area.
We wish every time that the day our mission is complete will come.

☆TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return)

August 9, 2015
☆TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return)

I have to go to Fukushima twice this week.
I am so busy with the preparation.

But I hear about stray cats everywhere.

Normally if people see 3 or 4 cats, it means there would be 10 or 20.
This is the reality.
In this one week, I heard about cats in Ota, Shinayawa, MIyamae…totally there would be about 50.
We can’t just leave be.
TNR is necessary.

Hey…I want to scream shrilly.
Do I have the power for it?

Anyway, we go to Ota to capture cats.

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Then transfer them to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.

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Sterilization.
This is a young mother cat.
I protected 2 of her 4 kittens.
2 female cats were pregnant.

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After the operation, when she wakes up, we bring her to the place where she is to be released.

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Take care.

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☆Kittens never stop!

The protection of kittens has never stopped.
Today 4 kittens from Kawasaki Animal Welfare Center has arrived.
Now the Center brings dogs and cats to our place.
It takes hours and hours for procedures if we go to the center to take them.
So this is very convenient for both of us.

Now we call it “Center Delivery Service”.

♥︎Kittens from the Center, about 400g.

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I hope they will be adopted in couples at an adoption event.
Too much expectation?

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☆Fukushima cooperative rescue activity in Tomioka.

August 3, 2015
☆Fukushima cooperative rescue activity in Tomioka.

Our rescue work is delayed in Tomioka.
I am worried about a skinny cat seen through the sensor camera.

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The back is bony and the belly is dented.
Not enough food…
I want to rescue this cat urgently.

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She is lactating.
Where is her kitten?
We should rescue them together.
Raise them up till then.

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This is Naraha, where soon the residents will return.

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Most of the house in the tsunami area are dismantled.
Then quickly the plants covered the area.
It looks like there have been no houses for a long time.
The few feeding points are now even less.
We try to find a good place, and leave the food, with the silver vine powder.

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This is the sea side.

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This is the place where we finish the activity.
I always pray at this place.

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☆Fukushima cooperative rescue activity in July. Aim to rescue all cats.

August 3, 2015
☆Fukushima cooperative rescue activity in July.
Aim to rescue all cats.

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We find some cats through sensor cameras in Futaba and Okuma, and set the capture cages.

This is one of the places.

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We focus on 4 points in this area, but another 3 cats don’t come into the capture cage.


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This house is one of those.
4 years after the disaster, I could finally meet a couple in this house who were temporarily visiting.

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Right after the disaster, I protected their white cat.
But after that we didn’t contact each other.
Still they are looking for a black and white cat.
We steadily brought the food to this area.
I believe this cat survives, and keep trying to find it.

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Feeding.

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Supply water.

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Then get out from the checkpoint.

Then go to a part of Okuma and Tomioka.
We never had enough time, but thanks to using sensor camera, we have a little time to set more capture cages.

There are still some cats in this place in Okuma.
So many cats found this feeding point.
Now we could finally rescue them.





Finally one cat came into the capture cage.
But she was lactating, and we had to release her.
I wish we could do sterilization, but there’s really no time.
I guess her kitten lives somewhere.
If I find them I have to rescue them before crows attack them.

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We couldn’t do TNR for cats at a feeding point in Tomioka.
From now, we have to protect both mother and kitten even if it takes time.
Today on August 3, Matatabi&Nekokatsu set the capture cage in Tomioka and Okuma from early morning.



They finished their work and left at midnight for Fukushima.
I hope we can rescue all of them as soon as possible, and everyone can have a rest.



☆Fukushima cooperative rescue activity in July, with sensor camera operation.

August 2, 2015
☆Fukushima cooperative rescue activity in July, with sensor camera operation.

It is a hot season.
The heat came gradually.
But I have to bring food and water.
I thank you so much for your donations, as always.

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There are still barricades on both sides of the road.
We certainly have to pass the checkpoint to go into the town.

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This is a resident’s house where we have been doing feeding.
The car is covered by plants, and we almost can’t see it.

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This is the entrance of a home to which no one returns.

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The feeding begins, avoiding the strong plants, which almost come into the house.

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We thank you so much for the donation of the sensor cameras.
They are helpful, and we appreciate it so much.
We set 14 cameras in Fukushima and 2 cameras inTomioka.

Feeding in the 20km area happens once every 2 weeks.
I wonder how many days that food lasts.
Our main purpose is to confirm the existence of cats.
We check the camera at each place for that.


July 11, feeding at Okuma.
Small creatures, like sparrows, doves, and crows, and big ones like wild boar appeared.
A big wild boar knocked over a feeding box with the tip of it’s nose.
But it didn’t eat so much.

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And next day.

Though from the back the figure is like a cat, the striped pattern of the tail makes it look like a raccoon.


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On July 15, still food remaining.

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On July 22, food is gone.

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After that I am the first person to come to this place.
It’s been 2 weeks.
Do the feeding and supply water, and then change the battery and the card of sensor camera.

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It is reasonable to use sensor cameras, rather than wasting time.

If a sensor camera shows us cats, we set the capture cages.

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This is the report of the last activity.
And now we can’t get the permission for the next activity date, which is August 7 and 8, Matatabi&Nekokatsu will go to Fukushima tomorrow.
Everyone has to re-plan what they have to do.

I and another volunteer will go to Fukushima on August 9.
Then again after a week.
This will be a hard schedule but let’s hang on.

Please spread information to your friends overseas about the abolition, or use of substitutes, for the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers at Suwa Taisha shrine.

July 31, 2015
Please spread information to your friends overseas about the abolition, or use of substitutes, for the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers at Suwa Taisha shrine.


We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, and TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital, oppose the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine in Nagano prefecture.

The Shinto ritual using frogs is a cruel ritual involving the sacrifice of live frogs on skewers every year on January 1.
We have been requesting abolishment of this ritual, or the use of substitutes.

This year on January 1, we went to Suwa Taisha shrine to protest with other humane associations and lawyers.
They said that it has been a traditional Shinto ritual for a long time, and they won’t stop.
We couldn’t make them stop, but the discussion has been heating up in the media.

We think the tradition should change in form, in line with the change of consciousness of people, and with the times.
In fact, in the past Suwa Taisha shrine sacrificed and beheaded 75 deer. According to one report, the Meiji government prohibited this because of the extreme cruelty.
In the museum of Suwa Taisha shrine, deer’s heads and skewered rabbits are exhibited.
We could witness their cruel ritual.

It is sophism that they don’t stop because of tradition.
Most of the traditional Shinto rituals in Suwa Taisha shrine have abolished sacrifice, or use substitutes.
Ikushimatarushima shrine in Nagano stopped using live frogs, and just imitates sacrifice by shooting the bow.

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Frogs are easier to get than deer or rabbits.
Or maybe they are easier to kill.
However, people recognized that sacrificing deer, and skewering rabbits, is cruel.
We, in present time, strongly reject the idea of showing this ritual to children.
It is said that young criminals begin by abusing small creatures like frogs, then move on to cats, and then finally people.
There is concern about he how abuse of small creatures might influence young minds and bodies.


Please think about it, and share this information with your friends.

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We continue to demand that Suwa Taisha shrine use a substitute, rather than using a live frog for this cruel Shinto ritual.


■You should stop cruelties to any creature

■Cruelty of adults is virtually handed down to children via live frogs on skewers

■Stop the skewering of live frogs! Request a substitute,

■The Japanese should open their hearts and love small lives.

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Every year on January 1st, Suwa Taisha shrine holds a Shinto ritual in which they dig up the torpid frogs, and kill them by impaling them on skewers.
What kind of meaning will this useless torture-killing have in present times?

“Kawazugari Shinji” is a traditional shinto ritual at Suwa Taisha Shrine.
They skewer live frogs with a tree branch.
We want to make them stop the infliction of pain and suffering on the animal.
Please call Suwa Taisha shrine, and tell them to use a substitute instead of a living frog.

TEL 0266-52-1919

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Raise this voice again and again.

Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine on January 1, 2015.

☆A town in Spain gives dogs and cats human rights. Euthanasia except by veterinarian is prohibited.

July 27, 2015
☆A town in Spain gives dogs and cats human rights. Euthanasia except by veterinarian is prohibited.

Spanish town grants cats and dogs rights as 'non-human neighbours’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/11760047/Spanish-town-grants-cats-and-dogs-rights-as-non-human-neighbours.html

Trigueros del Valle, a town of 300 inhabitants, has approved a declaration which seeks to "dignify" the lives of dogs and cats and gives them special protections.

A town in the north of Spain has become the country’s first to grant cats and dogs special rights as “non-human neighbours”.
Trigueros del Valle, a town of 300 inhabitants in the province of Valladolid, has approved a declaration which seeks to “dignify the lives of dogs and cats, animals which have shared with man thousands and thousands of years and have been a great help to him.”

The initiative is an attempt to protect those animals from cruelty and abuse, as well as acknowledging their importance in the town, which is situated in an agricultural area. Besides the symbolism of the decree, it also means the town hall will take responsibility for any abandoned cats and dogs and it will rebuke owners who mistreat their animals.

“It seems to me a very important, historic declaration, like, for example, the day that children’s rights were enshrined for the first time,” Mercedes Cano, an animal rights campaigner who was involved in the move, told Cope radio.

“Trigueros del Valle is a place where people love animals, they have lots of dogs and cats,” she said. “People coexist with them and often work with them.”

But she added that despite the overall respect that animals enjoy in the town, they still suffer occasional abuse.

“We’re not saying you have to love cats and dogs, but you have to respect them,” said Ms Cano. “If you respect them, then you’ll respect the other [human] neighbours as well.”

Spanish animal rights campaigners complain that this time of year is a particularly cruel one, due to the many local fiestas that take place. Just 30 miles away is Tordesillas, where every summer locals chase a bull through the town and gradually spear it to death.

In 2002, the northern town of Manganeses de la Polvorosa ended a yearly tradition of throwing a goat off the top of its church tower.

★2 million feral cats to be killed in Australia

July 25, 2015
★2 million feral cats to be killed in Australia

http://www.news24.com/Green/News/2-million-feral-cats-to-be-killed-in-Australia-20150716

2015-07-16 09:33

Sydney - Australia declared war on feral cats on Thursday, with Environment Minister Greg Hunt saying two million of them will be killed to save threatened wildlife.

Launching the Threatened Species Strategy at a wildlife summit in Melbourne, Hunt said some $4.8m would be spent trying to eradicate cats from islands and areas of the mainland.

Hunt said feral cats have contributed to the extinction of 27 mammal species and threaten the survival of another 120 species such as numbats, bandicoots, betongs and the boobook owl.

Cats were introduced to the continent by settlers between the 17th and 19th centuries and there are now an estimated 30 million wild cats. Some grow to three times the size of household cats, and weigh up to 15kg.

Hunt said it was time to step in to save Australia's native animals from the predator humans had introduced.

"By 2020, I want to see two million feral cats culled, five new islands and 10 new mainland areas as safe havens, free of feral cats, and control measures applied across 10 million hectares."

Newly appointed Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews said the cull will use baiting and trapping, and asked cat owners to neuter their animals and not to let them outside to hunt.

"We don't hate cats. We just can't tolerate the damage that they're doing to our wildlife," Andrews said.

Others have suggested using native predators like dingoes and Tasmanian devils to take on the non-native cats.

Measures using poisons and trapping "can often be inefficient on a large scale, so what we should be probably doing instead rather is working with nature," Dr Euan Ritchie of Deakin University said.



★Brigitte Bardot condemns Environment Minister Greg Hunt's plan to cull 2 million feral cats
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-22/brigitte-bardot-condemns-greg-hunt-for-feral-cut-cull-plan/6640846


Please send your opinion to the Australian embassy.
http://australia.or.jp/enquiries/general.php

☆Fukushima report from Sakura Mama.

July 23, 2015
☆Fukushima report from Sakura Mama.

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/iihiroi324/17383730.html


After the activity in Futaba and Okuma, the next place is Tomioka.
Decontamination work is ongoing.


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Protection in Tomioka had been delayed.
We finally set the sensor camera, provided by your donations, in Tomioka.
The feeding box was moved to another place.
I guess the resident moved it to a more suitable place.
We set the camera there.
We left a note to the resident.
As I go there once every 2 weeks, I normally don’t meet the residents.

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In each town, stronger animals are increasing in numbers.
There are so many common raccoons.

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I think the residents who are planning to return are having troubles with common raccoon, civet, raccoon dogs, and rats.
The method of coping looks like this.
Adhesive sheet is quite strong.
I think this is not from the administration, probably the residents bought them.
I want to ask the administration about it, but really have no time.

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Still there are cats in the town.
We keep going to protect them.
This one is lactating.

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I was able to protect 2 brown tabbies.

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They look young.
I hope they will like humans.

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☆Bull-running festival now became “Ball-running festival”.

July 22, 2015
☆Bull-running festival now became “Ball-running festival”.

Stop the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine in Nagano.

Inuneko Kyusainowa opposes causing pain to creatures, even if it is a tradition or religious rite.

Looking at history and the world, the events which make animal sacrifices are changing, and now use substitutes.

As I reported in the example in Thailand, they substituted the doll of animation character Doraemon instead of using a live cat for the sacrifice in the festival of praying for rain.
In Spain, they substituted a big ball instead of a living bull for the Bull-running festival

Children can join with such festivals and events, not only adults.
It is necessary to change the form, with improvement of people’s awareness of animal treatment issues.

I protest the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine, which is held every year on January 1st.


★Spanish village swaps bulls for giant polystyrene balls

Residents of a Madrid village have changed their annual running of the bulls to a similar event with giant 125-kilo (275 pounds) polystyrene balls, a move animal rights groups are hoping will be copied in other parts of Spain. Mataelpino, a small community of no more than 1,700 residents just outside the Spanish capital, is the first place in the country to hold a ‘running of the balls’.

Dubbed boloencierro, a made-up up term which combines the Spanish words for bowling ball and running of the bulls, the event sees participants being ‘chased’ down the sloping streets of Mataelpino by huge polystyrene balls rolling at great speed. Mataelpino has seen a rise in tourism numbers as a result and has also inspired animal rights group Peta to promote the swap around Spain.

“After bull runs the animals are tortured and killed in the bullring,” Peta president Mimi Bekhechi said. “People are also gored or trampled to death. Boloencierro is fun for all the family, and a great alternative for the growing number of people who oppose bullfighting and bull runs.” Peta is so impressed by the potential of ‘ball running’ that they’ve offered to pay the costs of holding the events to any town in Spain willing to ditch their traditional events with bulls.

Although Pamplona’s San Fermin bull runs are the most famous internationally, there are many towns and villages in Spain, Portugal and some parts of South America that have their own ‘encierros’. Some have no official age limit, and injuries and casualties are not uncommon. There is growing opposition within Spain to sports events and festivals involving bulls.

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http://arbroath.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/spanish-village-swaps-bulls-for-giant.html

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Please explore the information to your friends in overseas about abolition or use substitute for the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine.

We Inuneko Kyusainowa and TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital oppose the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine in Nagano prefecture.

We continue to demand that Suwa Taisha shrine use a substitute, rather than using a live frog for this cruel Shinto ritual.


■You should stop cruelties to any creature

■Cruelty of adults is virtually handed down to children via live frogs on skewers

■Stop the skewering of live frogs! Request a substitute,

■The Japanese should open their hearts and love small life.

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Every year on January 1st, Suwa Taisha shrine holds a Shinto ritual to dig up the torpid frogs and kills them by impaling them on skewers.
What kind of meaning will this useless torture-killing have in the present times?

“Kawazugari Shinji” is a traditional shinto ritual at Suwa Taisha Shrine.
They skewer a live frog with a tree branch.
We want to let stop the infliction of pain and suffering on the animal.
Please call Suwa Taisha shrine, and tell them to use a substitute instead of a living frog.

TEL 0266-52-1919

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Raise this voice again and again.

Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine on January 1, 2015.


☆Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine listed as an item of Wikipedia “sacrifice”.

July 20, 2015
☆Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers in Suwa Taisha shrine listed as an item of Wikipedia “sacrifice”.

Inuneko Kyusainowa protests the torture to death of all creatures, even if it is a tradition or religious rite.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%94%9F%E8%B4%84

☆We should stop the Shinto ritual involving live frogs on skewers at Suwa Taisha shrine.


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Please cooperate by spreading this information, to realise abolition of sacrifice events and promote a society without animal abuse.

Shinto ritual of hunting frogs.
They kill frogs on skewers of tree branches.
I want to stop such sacrifice, which causes pain and suffering to the creatures.
They can use ornaments, or frog effigies.
Let’s continue appealing this issue to Suwa Taisha Shrine until the sacrifice event is abolished.

Suwa Taisha Shrine
TEL 0266-52-1919

☆The present situation of Jyoso stray dogs.

July 19, 2015
☆The present situation of Jyoso stray dogs.

This report is made by a volunteer who brings food to the stray dogs in Jyoso.

The middle dog was protected in Ibaraki.
Soon this dog will go to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital and undergo sterilization, examination for filaria, and treatment for a leg injury.

This dog doesn’t look like other Jyoso dogs.
Very friendly dog.
Is there anyone to accept this dog as part of a family?
Please contact us if you are interested in this dog.


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The puppies have been protected, and now 7-10 mother dogs are being moved every day.
Maybe other groups will join with them.
Day time is very hot, and they are hiding, but they come out in the evening.

No dogs come into the yard where we used to set the capture cage.
They are now more cautious.
I leave food a bit far from the yard, around the entrance.
There are 4 female dogs here.
We have to protect them before they breed.

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Thank you so much for your support for the medical treatment of Jyoso stray dogs.
It is more difficult now to protect them.
But we keep doing vaccination, sterilization, and examination for filaria in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.

We need your donations for the medical treatment of Jyoso stray dogs.
Mizuho Bank, Moriya branch 1068500 Uchimura Yuko

☆Can we save the stray dogs in Jyoso, Ibaraki?

July 18, 2015
☆Can we save the stray dogs in Jyoso, Ibaraki?

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If it is not a desired life, it shouldn’t be produced.
It is the same for dogs and cats.
Main volunteer Mrs.Tsuruta, from CAPIN (http://www.capinew.jp/), has been asking Jyoso-city to solve this as a municipal issue.
She negotiated with the city to find a place to keep the dogs, and to find foster families, rather than killing them.
The administration doesn’t move until they consider this to be a municipal problem requiring action for the citizen.
We had so many difficult times discussing this with the administration.
Most of them feel the volunteer is an enemy, not a collaborator.

They won’t take time to find a place until they realise this is their own problem.
Meanwhile the dogs will breed more and more, and the problem will get bigger.
This is a bad way to treat life.
But still the assemblymen and the administration don’t do anything.
Did those meetings, all that personal expense money, do any good?

Though I wasn’t actually there, and can’t really say anything, I think I can understand how hard it is to talk with such an administration.

Anyway, it is important to stop the breeding.
We are cooperating with the sterilization and medical aspects.

But now, the dogs don’t come into the capture cages.
They may now use more caution, having watched other dogs being captured.

We have to do something.
But there are not enough people.
All the volunteers are so busy and sometimes not available by phone.
It is so hard to take care of protected dogs, as most of them are not friendly and some of them are handicapped.
But anyway we have to go on.

I have been getting advice from the humane association Lysta, in Fukushima, which did a lot of worked to protect dogs within the 20km area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
I got the idea to use another type of capture cage.
It may take time, but It is worth working with.

I can’t report on it very often because the volunteer is terribly busy taking care of protected dogs, and also facing difficulties in capturing them.
Those dogs are of medium size, and frightened.
It will be a long activity.

But if no one does anything, they will have to die.
Somebody must protect them as long as there is life.

We will continue to cooperate, with sterilization and other medical aspects.

Please support the rescue activity of the stray dogs in Jyoso-city, Ibaraki.

☆In Thailand uses cartoon character “Doraemon”, instead of a living cat, for the rain‐making rituals.

July 17, 2015
☆In Thailand uses cartoon character “Doraemon”, instead of a living cat, for the rain‐making rituals.

http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/10290536/

Thailand’s “Bangkok Post” newspaper reported on the traditional rain-making ritual “Hae Nang Maew”, held in Phrae prefecture.
They used to use a cat in a cage, parading while singing and dancing, and throw water over the cat while praying for rain.
When it was judged to be animal abuse, and illegal, they began using a cartoon character, a “Doraemon”’ doll.
(from live door news)

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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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