URGENT action needed!!!

PLEASE spread the word and send your voice!!


Frozen winter has come. Still now, many dogs and cats are suffering in the off-limits area in Fukushima. The protection activity by authorities has been insufficient. Skilled private animal rescue parties can be a big help, but they are not allowed to go into the off-limits area. Please read the following petition. If you agree, please sign your name and specify your address at the bottom of the front page and send it to the following: The Ministry of Environment, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, etc. PLEASE spread this information to your friends.


Dear Sir,

We submit this petition to you to enable the rescue of abandoned dogs and cats, and enhance emergency measures of administration in the Fukushima off-limits area.

Animal Network, Representative Makomi Tsuruta
The Pet Law, attorney Katsuhiro Weda
Asia Press Front, Representative Toru Yamaji
TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital, Representative Akiko Yui
Hisai Juminno Kai, Representative Mieko Yoshita
※153 other participating groups are specified in the back.
                                        In the Fukushima off-limits area, many dogs and cats were abandoned. About 330 owners (according to the authorities) are still looking for their pets. There are of course other owners looking for their pets not included in that 330. Now in the off-limits area, a fourth generation of cats has been confirmed. The situation is now not only for animal protection but also for the safety of residents, and environmental preservation. Rescue activity, feeding activity, and TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return) activity are all necessary. All of this makes very important contributions to the functional reconstruction of afflicted areas. However, the private animal rescue parties are not currently allowed to go into the off-limits area for these purposes. If skilled parties and individual volunteers are allowed to go in properly, we can expect future improvement with their ordered activity. Before the severe winter, we again raise a plea for life.

1) Re-instigation of authorization to enter, and continuation of activity by authorized groups. In December of 2011, 16 private animal protection parties were allowed to go into the off-limits area, and protected several hundreds of dogs and cats. From the questionnaire survey of elementary and junior high schools in Namie-machi, Fukushima, (February, 2012), it was obvious that pet loss due to the disaster has caused severe stress. In fact, the rescued dogs and cats provided emotional support for the suffering families in general, not only school children. When the owner was not found, or if the owner can’t have the pets again, the private animal protection parties provide healthcare and provide sterility measures, and then find new adopting families. This activity also fosters understanding and community in the afflicted area. Please reinstate and continue this significant project.

2) Animal rescue, feeding, and TNR activity, should be made a public interest priority.
There are people who go into the off-limits area with the residents for protecting, feeding, and TNR, especially to prevent the breeding of cats in problematic circumstances. Please accept this mission as being in the public interest, and allow their activities in the off-limits areas.

If you agree with the ideas expressed here, please sign your name and specify your address at the bottom of this paper. Then please send it to The Ministry of Environment, Fukushima prefecture, town hall, or any member of the Diet. Reprinting, quotation, or copy will be welcome.

I agree with the expressed intent of this petition.

Inquiry: Animal Net Work Japan
Fwin5675@nifty.com Fax : 029-851-5586

Download the document (in Japanese)
The front side of the paper (as above)

The back of the paper (other 153 participating groups)

★MOE (The Ministry of Environment)
https://www.env.go.jp/en/moemail/ (English form)
Email: shizen-some@env.go.jp
TEL: 03-3581-3351
FAX: 03-3508-9278

★Govonor of Fukushima Prefecture, public relations department
2-16 Sugitsuma-chou, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima-ken
TEL: 024-521-7012
FAX: 024-521-7901
Email: kouho@pref.fukushima.lg.jp

★Minister of Environment, Hiroyuki Nagahama
Email: nagahama@dg8.so-net.ne.jp
Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Nagata-chou 2-1-1
Sangi-in Giin Kaikan 606

★Vice Minister of Environment, Yukio Ubukata
Email: zxe04624@nifty.ne.jp
Chiba-Ken, Matsudo-shi, Iwase 153-1, Asettsu Matsudo 1F

テーマ : 保護活動
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About Us

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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