Striving together for the animals

Currently we have 8 board directors and 1 auditor at Animal Rights Center.
ARC is run by the office staff, nationwide members and all the other numerous volunteers striving together for the animals.

Director Mihoko Koike

I want to eat delicious vegan food! I want people to discover those vegan meals that are filling and nutritious without the use of any meat, fish, eggs, or dairy!

Although I loved animals since childhood, I was eating animals without any questions.  In 2005, I happened to see a video of animal slaughter on the internet and was utterly shocked and decided to be vegan.

I am developing vegan versions of favorite recipes among everyone from children to elders, such as an omelette rice without eggs, gratin without dairy, Hayashi gravy rice without beef, etc.  My motto is being able to to cook inexpensively, easily, and quickly with ingredients you can buy at local supermarkets.

Chief Director Chihiro Okada

If we can concede just a little bit to non-human animals, our society will change drastically. It should not be so difficult to realize the society that does not exploit any animals if we try.

The cruelty towards animals is actually wearing us down as humans as well. The situations faced by the animals today could be replaced by human at any time.  When we think about how we treat the animals, we are actually thinking about how we treat ourselves as humans.

Let’s once reconsider our livelihood as humans from the animals’ points of view.  Then you will see the world differently.  Please consider this matter as your own and begin moving forward with us toward solution. Please have the courage to take one step forward for the sake of the animals, the environment, and after all, for us humans.

Director Hideaki Nagai

I want to aim for a society that is kind to both animals and people!

I loved animals since I was little. When I learned for the first time in 2010 about the slaughter of stray dogs and cats, and then saw and heard about the miserable situations of animals like animal testing for cosmetic products, fur issues, factory farming, etc, that’s when I started activism. At ARC, my tasks have been event planning, marching for demonstration, and creating infrastructure for gathering donations.  Would you also join us, starting from small things?

Director Yachiyo Yagi

Mostly I participate in action events:
At fashion events and such, demonstrating animal cruelty in animal-derived materials.  In front of aquariums or circuses, demonstrating cruelty of animal use.  Animal rights awareness campaigns at concerts of foreign animal rights activist artists.  I do whatever is necessary at each occasion.

Japan is very behind in animal welfare, so please join Animal Rights Center so that we can establish the right for animals to be the way animals should be.  Please try being active with us.

Director Miyuki Niibe

I founded the Saitama branch and conduct Kawagoe street activities every month.  I also participate in “World Wide Fur Free Friday”.

When 60% of the population recognizes a matter, it apparently turns into “common sense”.  The movement is slow and steady, but I believe in “humans are also animals” and am determined to keep working talking to pedestrians to gain their understanding.

Director Hirabayashi Tatekawa

When we turn on the TV, so many programs rely on sacrifice of animals.  I want to correct this society that makes it difficult to realize that the modern eating habits and entertainment are wrong.  By making use of my profession as a rakugo comedian, I will perform my shows from the perspective of animal rights.  Especially I would like to emphasize educating the young generation like the middle/high school students.

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