Yokohama, Nogeyama Zoo.

Yokohama, Nogeyama Zoo.

Cruel recycling, the animals that we met become food.

This is a place for children to learn importance of life.
Animals are sacrificed for this.
What is the actual situation of Yokohama Nogeyam Zoo?Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo is about 15 minutes walk from JR Sakuragicho station.
It is a small zoo but there were 990,000 visitors in 2012.
In this zoo, there is an open space called “Nakayoshi Hiroba” where visitor can touch the animals.
It's there for the children to learn how to interact with animals, and about the importance of life.
However, no one explains to the children how these animals are treated in the end.

“Park Recycle”

The truth, explained a staff member, is that they are waiting for the animal.
"Recycle" means that these animals will be the food for other carnivorous animals.
The chief of zoo section in Yokohama city, Eiji Onda, said that we use the weakened animals, and the ones that have incurable illnesses and injury, for food.
Guinea pigs, mice, and chicks are used.
Annually about 100 guinea pigs, and several hundreds of mice, are given to birds of prey like condor, and snakes such as Japanese rat snail.
About 2500 chicks, from 3 weeks years old on up, are given to medium sized mammals like tanuki ("racoon dog"), or marten.
The chief Onda said that the chicks are basically purchased for food. They are delivered young and small, and are used for petting until they glow larger.
For snakes, they will be given as live food.
Others are killed, by breaking their necks or heads. Are there problems with this?
Breeding display chief, Matsumoto said "They die in an instant, and don’t feel any pain. We don’t announce it, but if the adults ask us about it, we explain it to them. We hope it can be dietary education. We will continue this.
It is obvious that this is abnormal use of a zoo.
The spokesman of Tokyo Zoological Park Society, which operates 4 metropolitan zoos and aquariums, couldn’t hide his surprise.
“I have never heard such a case.”
※From AERA February 24, 2014

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