☆Kumamoto prefecture. The example of “zero animal culling” is nearby.

March 6, 2017
☆Kumamoto prefecture. The example of “zero animal culling” is nearby.

Both “Kumamoto Prefecture Animal Administration Center” and “Kumamoto City Animal Welfare Center” are in Kumamoto city.

“Kumamoto City Animal Welfare Center” is attracting attention for being a pioneer of zero culling.
“Kumamoto Prefecture Animal Administration Center” killed animal victims of the Kumamoto earthquake.

Volunteers from the same humane associations support both centers, and cooperate to help find foster families.
In spite of that, what difference differentiates between saved animals and those that will be slaughtered?

They have an example of “zero animal culling” nearby.

 

Kumamoto Nichinichi News paper. March 4.2017.

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The example of zero animal culling.

In the top page of our news paper “Takarabako (treasure box)“ dated February 23, there was a poem named “Important thing”, written by a fifth grade elementary student.
“I want to protect the life of animals” “I want to abolish animal culling” “Also to the animal” “Precious life”

A heartbreaking case became clear.
“Kumamoto prefecture animal Administration Center” (Higashi-ku, Kumamoto city) resumed the killing of dogs last December.
5 months before that they killed, all together, 14 cats.
Kumamoto prefecture temporarily stopped killing dogs and cats, pets afflicted by the Kumamoto earthquake in April, 2016.

Kumamoto governor Kabashima held an urgent press interview, and explained, “Those cats might give harmed someone, and may have carried disease.”
The governor pledged to aim for zero culling during the gubernatorial election last March.
He included that pledge as part of the prefectural government administration policy last December.
This is the opposite of that pledge.
Moreover, it was crisis-afflicted pets.
He must be irritated.

A civic volunteer who helped save animals by finding foster families pointedly asked “Did that cat really have it’s claws out?“ and “Was treatment for that cat really impossible?”.
Seeing this kind of culling at the center leads to increased distrust.

On the other hand, it is known that Kumamoto city animal welfare center has, since many years ago, risen to the challenge of zero culling, ahead of the whole country,
They continued to take care of dogs and cats, hold adoption events, and also persuade owners who knew their pets would be killed to embrace the center staff’s “Hate to kill” ideas.
Such steady action needs veterinarians and volunteers who have a good, trusting relationship with staff.

We can appreciate that Kagoshima prefecture set a policy of zero culling.
However, it is necessary to maintain that system with appropriate staff and budget.
They have an example of “zero animal culling” nearby.
(Koji Kamei)




What Kumamoto Kousaikai, which is funded by Kumamoto Animal Administration Center, did with trust money of 100 million yen a year.

※They killed 14 afflicted cats during the period when they should not have done so without permission.
※They didn’t report on it to Kumamoto prefecture.
※Those 14 cats were killed because they tore a bag of the cat food, which was to be supper supplies.
※The director of the center (Kousaikai) knew it.
※If they had given those 14 cats to volunteers, they would still be alive.

We wanted to live.
Please raise your voice loudly for us.

Please ask the governor to prosecute Kumamoto Kousaikai to avoid repetition of such tragedies.
Failure to understand could result in further killing.

Mail form to the governor of Kumamoto.
https://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/chiji/entry/pub/AnsForm.aspx?c_id=6&entry_ins=1

TEL 096-333-2022
FAX 096-385-2066
E-mail hisyo@pref.kumamoto.lg.jp


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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.

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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.
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We also work in urging the government and administration of Japan to support the protection of animals in need.


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