☆We oppose dolphin hunting and dolphin shows.

June 21, 2015
☆We oppose dolphin hunting and dolphin shows.

In the future, dolphin aquariums will be closed throughout Europe, not only in Germany.

This is coverage of the situation in Germany, which will regulate the breeding of dolphins.


Germany is one of the more advanced countries concerning animal welfare.
Dolphin shows are decreasing sharply there.
Now they are going to regulate the breeding of the dolphins.

I visited a zoo in Duisburg city, which is in the western part of Germany.
This zoo has 7 dolphins.
The dolphin show goes on 3 times a day, and it is very popular for families.
But in Germany, a humane association criticized this dolphin show as being cruel.
One after another, zoos are now stooping the dolphin shows, and the breeding.
There once were over 10 facilities which had dolphin shows.
But now, only 2 facilities are doing the shows, including this zoo.
One visitor said that ‘it is not good for dolphins to do the show, but as a mother, it is good for children.’ It is a dilemma.
Another visitor said that it is not good to put animals in small places.
This zoo was told by the humane association to stop breeding, and also received an order from the court to reveal the breeding records.
A member of the breeding staff said that the focus shouldn’t only be on dolphins.
Other animals are just the same. This is one form of animal protection.
The zoo insist that the show is a place to study the habits of dolphins, and issues of the natural environment, and that breeding dolphins also serves to protect both dolphins, and biological research.
They are going to keep sharing dolphin information on the internet while continuing breeding.
On the other hand, the humane association aims to prohibit the export and breeding of dolphins in Europe.
A representative of the humane association said that in the future, dolphin aquariums will be closed not only in Germany, but throughout Europe.
In Switzerland, the law was revised to prohibit the import of dolphins, and regulations also advance in Europe.
In Germany, movement towards the full-scale prohibition of breeding of dolphins is expected to accelerate.





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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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