The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto Cit.y

March 2, 2015

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto Cit.y

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto City could prohibit feeding stray cats.
An assemblyman of Komeito, Takao Yoshida, showed disapproval of the establishment of regulations concerning cats.

Questioning of Takao Yoshida at a Kyoto city council meeting of in February.

Concerning the regulations on the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city.
The year before last, as a member of the animal welfare administrative investigation team, I researched advanced cases of animal welfare in Europe.
After that I proposed a concrete policy agenda.
As a result, the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City was enacted, the first in Japan, which equips the animal welfare center with a night animal emergency hospital.
It’s a great advance.
I suggested that it should establish regulations for controlling damage caused by the feces and urine of dogs and cats.
I evaluated the provision to promote owner management of the dog feces while walking the pet.
However, in public comments, there were many critical opinions of the main point of irresponsible feeding of stray cats, mainly from volunteers who gain nationwide attention promoting the sterilization of stray cats.
If common recognition of the definition of “feeding” differs, we can’t secure the effect of the regulations.
Still at this point the idea of the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City hasn’t been fully recognised by it’s citizens.
It would be hasty to establish such strong regulations.
Kyoto city has to inform it’s people about the idea of the charter, and fulfil it’s responsibility as a city of humane animal policies.

Based on the discussion in the assembly, opinions of the people who strove for charter establishment, and various opinions voiced in public comment, please make a maximum effort toward further realisation of regulations aimed at avoiding ruination in the future.

Assemblyman of Komeito, Takao Yoshida’s web site.





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