The Survey on Japanese Attitude toward foie gras

The Survey on Attitude toward foie gras  – Changes in import volume of foie gras 63.3% of people who know the production method of foie gras show a feeling of refusal in eating foie gras. 【Title of survey】Survey on farm animals 【Responsible organization】Non-Profit Organization Animal Rights Center  *requested for survey to the private research company 【Period】2014/12/17~2014/12/19 【The number of valid responses】1,188 【Objective】In order to understand the consumer awareness and behavior concerning farm animals 【Survey design】Style: Internet survey 【Target area】all parts of Japan 【Target】men and women between 15 and 59 years of age * junior high school students or younger are excluded * No image used *ISO20252 *ratio of male to female:  male 50.8%, female 49.2% *Only one choice of the answers for each question 1. Please answer the questions after reading below sentence. Foie gras which is known as one of the three major delicacies of the world is made by force-feeding ducks and geese. For two to three weeks, two to three times a day, a worker grabs each bird, shoves a long, thick metal tube all the way down his throat, and an air pump shoots up to over amount of mush corn into his esophagus, and making thier livers 10 times bigger. This force-feeding is receiving a great deal of criticism and many countries prohibiting it. 1-1. Before reading above sentence, I knew how foie gras is produced. 1-2. I would like to eat foie gras after having known the fact of production methods. 1-3. I think companies and restaurants should stop serving foie gras which were made by force-feeding ducks and geese. 1-4. Foie gras should not be served at the celebrations such as wedding. 1-5. I feel sorry for the birds who will be foie gras. Among the people who did not know the production of foie gras method, 74.1% of people “do not want to eat foie gras” ,show a feeling of refusal for the foie gras. ※Among the people who replied “Not Applicable” for a question of 1-1, the person who replied “Not Applicable” question of 1-2 is 51.5%. the person who replied it when “Less Applicable” is 22.6%. In addition, as a result of this investigation, I understood that 59.6% of people showed a feeling of refusal to foie gras among “the people who ate meat every day”. ※In this investigation, we survey various investigations about farm animal’s and lifestyle. 2. I would like to know the production methods of farm animals (meat, eggs, and milk etc) when I choose to purchase. 69.4% of people are interested in the breeding environment of livestock products.However, it is provided practically by the consumers who do not know the breeding method of cruel foie gras. Changes in import volume of foie gras The import volume of foie gras has been decreasing since 2006 when ARC has started enlightening actives.

Good News! Pola Orbis Group Stop Animal Testing on and after 1/1/2015

As of December 26, 2014, we visited the head office of Pola Inc. in Gotanda, Tokyo. We “Sacrifice-Is-Not-Needed-for-Beauty Committee (CFB)” had asked for an appointment with Pola Orbis Holdings on November 12, 2014―the cosmetic company, which had insisted that they didn’t do animal testing in some of their organic cosmetic brands (THREE, pdc, and Orbis etc.)―to request that they, as a group, stop animal testing in all of their cosmetics and quasi-drugs. In the meeting, which was finally achieved so close to the end of the year, 5 members including the board member in charge of public relations and CSR of Pola Orbis Holdings, and the board member in charge…

Please join the Yokohama Anti–Fur demo, on 21st December 2014

Give hope to animals held by the fur industry There will be an anti-fur demonstration in Yokohama on 21st Many animals are in danger of being killed just for their fur You can help save these animals by joining the anti-fur demo Check facebook ivent page! https://www.facebook.com/events/764735710279049/ When: Sunday December 21st Meeting time: 1pm ( Demo departs at: 1.30) Meeting place: Takashima Chuo Koen ( 5 minutes walk from Minato mirai line, Shin Takashima Station Course: Takashima Chuo koen – Shin Takashima Station – Sakuragicho – Isezaki Mall – Odori Koen (near Isezaki Chojya station). What to bring: Placards etc ( The Animal Rights Center will also prepare a number of placards).…

References: Movements in figures for fur imports

Furs/(pelts) imports Imports of items with/using fur

Results of our Japanese consumer questionnaire on real fur 2014

The Animal Rights Center Japan conducted a survey to find out what people in Japan think about real fur and whether they want to purchase it. Results of the survey: The number of people who actively want real fur is very low. There is a strong trend against buying real fur, among women and young people. In general, people who purchase fast fashion, don’t want to buy real fur. A large number of people can’t tell the difference between real, and faux fur Summary #Only 1.8% of respondents like and want to buy real fur. #A large number of people who buy fast fashion are aware of the issues surrounding fur, and are against real…

Ban Gestation Crates in japan!

Breeding sows are impregnated  (through artificial insemination or copulation with  boars) about 8 months after their birth. After impregnation, each sow is placed into a gestation crate (also known as a sow stall) – A metal crate or cage with a bare slatted floor. Is so narrow that she can’t even turn around or stretch. She stays in this crate for the whole of the gestational period (115 days). Shortly before giving birth, she is moved into a farrowing crate. A farrowing crate (or, stall) is similar to a gestation crate but with bars at the sides thorough which the newborn piglets (who are kept in a small enclosure, next…

“I don’t want to eat battery cage eggs” Campaign

Egg laying hens are confined to cages know as “battery cages”. The average space allowed each hen in a battery cage (in Japan) is 22cm x22cm. (About the same size or smaller than a hen’s body.) Several hens are often put into the same cage, where they commonly become injured, and even die due to overcrowding. The cages are placed at an angle of 8 degrees, so that any eggs laid, roll forwards for easy collection. In these cages, the hens are forced to stand on bare wire, which cuts into their feet, and causes terrible injuries. Their nails continue to grow inwards into their feet, causing pain and distress.…