Achievements
Achievements from recent activities FY2020 Achievements Obtained cage-free commitments from companies like Mizunoya, Innovation Design, IMU Hotel Kyoto, Soleil du printemps, Burger King, reaching a total of 100 cage-free commitments in Japan in February 2021. With information provided by ARCJ, the Ministry of the Environment made a Diet response regarding the prevention of cruelty to livestock animals, and was led to issue a notification. Thanks to the growing awareness about animal welfare, the Ministry of the Environment replied that battery cages are not recommended from the perspective of animal welfare. Primaham announced that any newly installed or remodeled facilities in the future will be stall-free. Overturned MAFF's proposed rearing hygiene…
About Us
Aiming for a compassionate society Compassion for all animals. We strive to eliminate the pain and suffering of animals, violence and discrimination against the weak, and environmental problems caused by factory farming and animal exploitation. We expose the actual situations of animals, strive to improve them, and propose animal-friendly lifestyles.  An ethical society, an animal-friendly society, a society with less animal sacrifices is a human-friendly society. We are aiming for a society where animals can behave like those animals. We conduct investigations necessary to solve the issues. Investigations become the basis of all activities. We investigate what conditions animals are under, what suffering they are facing, and propose solutions.  …
Bylaws
Animal Rights Center Japan Bylaws Bylaws   Chapter 1.  General Rules (Name) Article 1.  This association is named “特定非営利活動法人アニマルライツセンター”, or “Animal Rights Center Japan” in English. (Office) Article 2.  The main office is located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. (Purpose) Article 3.  The Association advocates for the animals’ rights to live, promotes the elimination of unethical killings, abuses and abandonment by humans, works together with and mutually supporting those making such efforts, acts toward peaceful coexistence of humans and animals, thereby contributing to the promotion of the benefits of the entire society. (Types of non-profit activities) Article 4.  To achieve the purpose of the preceding Article, the Association will conduct the following…
Members driving ARCJ
Striving for the animals ARCJ currently has 5 staff members, plus 6 board directors, 1 advisor, and 1 auditor. Also, members nationwide, and volunteers everywhere, are all driving ARCJ. Representative Director: Chihiro Okada If we can compromise just a little bit for non-human animals, our society will change drastically. It should not be so difficult to realize a society that does not exploit any animals if we try. Cruelty towards animals is actually wearing us down as humans as well. The situations faced by other animals today could be replaced by humans at any time. When we consider how we treat other animals, we are actually considering how we treat…
Stance
Aiming to realize a more compassionate society Animal Rights Center works to help animals approach their natural existence and reduce their suffering in all areas. We mainly target animals under human captivity. Sometimes these two intentions contradict each other, but we want to be comprehensive without leaning to a single opinion and be objective for the individual animals and those to be born in the future. As it is sometimes difficult to make such judgments, we determine the direction of our activities by discussing among multiple people based on investigations and expert opinions. Animals cannot set the directions of these activities themselves, so we must be extra cautious. Animals are…