Questionnaire in the budget committee of the Diet about suffering animals and Japan Kennel Club
Reprinting from the blog of Eiko Okamoto who belongs to the Democratic Party of Japan.
From Nagatacho: I asked some questions about the state of suffering animals. (March 5th, 2012)
I indicated that this situation was caused by the government, which did not set a precise course for the evacuation of pets, and the treatment of domestic animals.
For this question, the Senior Vice-Minister of Environment from Yokomitsu admitted that their response was generally late and insufficient. He also said that the Ministry of Environment will carry out rescue activity of abandoned dogs and cats this month, for 3 weeks.
However, the rescue activity is not so easy now because of deaths from starvation, and dogs becoming feral, and breeding. He said we have to find more timely measures for the future.
We also discussed the Japan Kennel Club. It is a commercial enterprise, but strangely classified as a Public Interest Corporation. Connected to the bureaucracy, it seems like a golden parachute destination.. I pointed out that one of recommended shops operated by Japan Kennel Club a dog's sickness was ignored, and a small dog exhibited abnormal behavior. I indicated their inadequate breeding and administration under poor conditions. They replied that they cooperate with guidance from the Ministry of Environment.
Finally, I spoke about article 2 of the Welfare and Management of Animals Act. “In consideration of animals as living beings, they should not be killed indiscriminately, not hurt, not made to suffer. We must consider a symbiosis with animals, and treat them with consideration.”