0.5 million Birds Boiled Alive at Slaughterhouse

Chickens with red skin. This is a picture taken in 2017 in Japan. The reason why their skin gets red is because of the errors that take place at slaughterhouses. Their necks often don’t get slit properly, and as a result, the birds are boiled alive. In Japan, chickens with red skin like this are disposed as “chickens with failure of bleeding.” In other words, these are “accidents,” and the birds’ lives, sufferings, and pain get tossed away as though nothing occurred. What kind of pain? No Stunning Many slaughterhouses kill birds by slitting their throats without stunning by utilizing electronic shock or gas to knock out birds first in…

Do you know that Japanese pig farming that continues to restrict pigs have very bad breeding grades?

The results of Japanese pig raising are not good. The breeding ability per sow is largely separated from overseas. The industry says that it is because the species are different, but the species used in the pig farming in Japan originally originated from the UK or Denmark. Although some species have been modified in Japan, species will not be a problem. In addition, few farmers breed the kind of pig (Duroc) which originally has few births. The climate certainly differs in each country and region, but it is the same handicap everywhere. The big difference is whether they do restrained breeding or not considering animal welfare. Japan  USA Netherlands Denmark…

Petitions to Protect Animal Welfare for the Tokyo Olympics Submitted to Cabinet Secretariat

We’ve been campaigning to change animal welfare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics that is currently under threat. Mr. Katsuya Ogawa of the House of Councilors and the Animal Rights Center submitted 11,132 petitions from 36 domestic and international groups regarding the animal welfare for livestock animals to the Headquarters for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They stated that the events’ procurement code is actually owned by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games so the headquarters is not involved. It was also pointed out there is a limitation for cost that is allocated for food, so the committee may not be able…

We have confirmed the signboard for alerting the improvement of slaughterhouse

In the slaughterhouses that made requests for improvement and suggestions for improvement in 2017, a big signboard was set up to handle animals gently. The problematic treatment at this slaughter house is as follows. As a way to move pigs, the carriers and slaughter workers are doing “the often use of electric type pursuit equipment” “grasp the ear and the tail and pull it” “kick the body” “kick the face on the pig” “make a big voice like threatening” Through opportunities such as morning meetings, and they instructed the proper handling, and in order to continue the treatment, it was set up in two places where large stand posters are…

PETITION:Ban Gestation Crates in Japan!

This is a picture taken at a pig farm in Japan in 2017. This is called the gestation crate, namely, “crate for mother pig,” which is being used in almost all pig farms throughout Japan. Please help, sign the petition! https://www.change.org/p/meat-packing-industry-ban-gestation-crates-in-japan In Japan, mother pigs for breeding are raised one by one in a constrained situation like this. The width of each crate is so small that the mother pig cannot even change her position in the crate.   Gestation crates in Japan (taken in 2013~2017) https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrightscenter/collections/72157687918358796/   The use of gestation crates has already been banned in many countries, but is still legal in Japan (88.6% of Japanese pig…

News Reports on Animal Welfare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

  It’s been pointed out by several reports that the animal welfare standards of livestock for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games have been lowered. Some of them even clearly stated it’s highly problematic or the standards are not good enough. It doesn’t appear that our legislation and the Olympic Committee have responded to such voices so far. Can we really let this issue slide? As Prof. Hosokawa points out in Toyo Keizai Online, we’re missing an opportunity to improve Japan’s agriculture that has been left behind by the world. Sooner or later the world as well as wise consumers will realize that the “animal welfare” claimed by the Japanese…

Please don’t eat chickens

There are no holidays in animals. From Christmas to the end of the year, the sufferings of animals increase. Please spend an animal friendly holiday. Please remove animals from your table.Unfortunately this year the chicken consumption increased and the chicken suffering increased. This is because more people eat chicken meat due to health consciousness. The number of sacrifices of chickens that can only obtain only about 1500 g of meat from 1 bird is high. The volume of suffering is not proportional to the size of the body. If one is killed, one suffering will be born. Please count the number of chickens that you and your family have suffered…

General Questions about Animal Welfare in the Miyagi Prefecture Assembly

In the Miyagi prefectural assembly held on September 12th 2017, Mr. Tsuneharu Sakai from Miyagi Kenmin no Koe, a member of the assembly, raised 3 general questions about animal welfare. Mr. Sakai has also asked to the governor before about developing a system to find families for dogs and cats to adopt. This time, he asked about transitioning the current systems that use battery cages for egg-laying hens and gestation crates for pigs to systems that take animal welfare into account more. He also requested the prefecture tackle on animal welfare issues more, especially in terms of the current situation for the drinking facility in slaughterhouses and more humane transportation systems…

Horses killed for meat – Raised in horrific conditions

What do you imagine when you hear a word “horse”? Horse race Horse ride History drama Horse carriage Processions (Daimyo-Gyoretsu) Horses used at events Hormone agents Shampoo made of horse oil … and Horse meat Horses are used in many scenarios. However, almost all horses end up being killed for their meat. Where do horses in Japan come from and what’s their destiny? How much sacrifice are we talking about? The number of horses raised in Japan, except for the ones raised for meat, is approximately 70,000. The number slaughtered in 2015 was 12,466. Kumamoto prefecture killed more horses than any other, of which the number was 5,642, followed by 2,701…

“I try not to forget the courtesies against chickens.”

There is rare in Japan(maybe in the world), a no-kill and free-range egg farm. They are sweeping through the green grass on a spacious site, digging the soil, taking a dust bath and chickens are busy days.Sometimes a group headed by a male go a walk to the next house with their own will.Here you can see the real chicken’s social life. The owner Kawahara said Chicken is a small creature of the body. Summer is a difficult season for chickens with an average body temperature around 42 ° C, which must be lifted and overcome. And from the beginning of autumn, until May of the following year, the tension…