Supermarket Survey: Plant-based Protein

The investor initiative FAIRR, which sheds light on the risks of animal-based protein (total invested asset balance of more than 2000 trillion yen), recommends the transition to plant-based protein, but the first important step in responding to this is that consumers can easily obtain new plant-based protein = veggie meats and soy milk products.  Since Japan is a country with many tofu products, it’s possible that people have traditionally high plant-based protein intake.  However, to reduce animal-based protein, penetration of products such as veggie meats and soy milk yogurt is indispensable.  If these continue to be available only through mail order, penetration will be difficult. Thus, we surveyed how much…

Supermarket Survey: Animal Welfare

The fraction of supermarkets carrying cage-free eggs increased to 51%. Animal welfare, spreading in Japan as well. Animal Rights Center Japan, with support from 77 volunteers in 24 prefectures nationwide from August 1 to September 31, 2019, surveyed 270 stores for animal welfare and plant-based protein availability.  In the “Green Consumer Nationwide Store Survey 2015” sponsored by the nonprofit Citizens Environmental Foundation and participated by multiple organizations including the Animal Rights Center in 2015, 22% of the supermarkets sold eggs that were labeled cage-free or free-range, and 16% of supermarkets sold milk labeled “free range” or “grazing”.  In 2019, the concept of animal welfare seems to have spread a lot,…

Fur Farm in China, 2019
In 2019, we had the opportunity to learn what condition a fur farm in China is in.  The rearing situations were clearly worse than in the West, and the conditions were obviously inferior. Sign the petition to aim for zero-fur Overcrowded and filthy One can of course imagine that the space is not of the proper size, but even compared to the Western fur industry, the cage size is small, poor, and overcrowded.  The foxes and raccoons (sometimes labeled raccoon dogs) sleep overlapped, such that if one moves, another in the same cage must also move. Breeding cages seemed to be relatively large and had nest boxes, but they would…
Survey result for welfare at Slaughterhouses

■ Survey period: May through July 2016 ■ Survey conducted by: NPO Animal Rights Center ; ■ Target of Survey: Slaughterhouses (177 facilities in operation) ; ■ Number of Respondents: 96 facilities (54% answered) *We did not include the facilities that mentioned only the kinds of animals they have in this count. ; Kinds of Operated Animals Cows: 78 facilities Pigs: 79facilities Other animals (sheep, goat, horses, etc.):30 facilities *some facilities overlap Drinking Situations Animals can drink water any time before being slaughtered. Cows: 55% Pigs: 25% Other animals: 21% Cows 42 out of 77 facilities replied that their animals could drink water any time (55%). 65 facilities said animals…