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

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.


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.





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