Japan Laboratory Animals, Inc. goes bankrupt

A well-known company in the laboratory animals industry, Japan Laboratory Animals, Inc*1, began its bankruptcy process on April 1, 2020.*2 This company was founded in 1949 and established in 1965.  Mainly handling medium-sized animals such as monkeys, beagle dogs, and pigs, the company engaged in raising and selling laboratory animals such as rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and mice, commissioned breading/research/testing, and breeding equipment and feed wholesales. In Japan, there are not many companies that deal with raising laboratory animals.  Japan Laboratory Animals was known for its high reliability, having the Laboratory Animal Engineer qualifications (tiers 1 and 2) as a mid-sized company in the industry, and having established a sterile…

HORIZON FARMS makes triple AW declarations, with cage-free and better chicken

HORIZON FARMS has made animal welfare declarations, one for stall-free in February, and then cage-free and better chicken in March. Horizon Farms, which has been procuring meat with commitment to animal welfare in rearing methods since its beginning, is a company that has always considered the inquiries of us animal protection groups seriously and thinks about what they can do for farm animals.  The company, as noted on its website, only procures meat from farms that thoroughly take care of the reared animals.  For this reason most is imported from overseas, but this time it will begin procuring cage-free eggs from a carefully selected domestic poultry farm; the triple declarations…

” Compassion for All Animals” T-shirt limited-supply sale begins

Due to popular demand, we’ve created the “Compassion for all animals” T-shirt with a limited supply. Refreshing design for the spring & summer born out of the logo for the March for Animals held on 2020/1/26. Being 100% organic cotton, it’ll be perfect for the upcoming seasons. Sales end when the supply goes away, so order early. Order from the website below (recommended for those buying multiple), or purchase one via PayPal from the bottom of this page. https://arcj.thebase.in/ To buy just one “Compassion for all animals” T-shirt: * There will be a shipping fee for each shirt.  If purchasing multiple, we recommend https://arcj.thebase.in/ “Compassion for all animals” T-shirt ¥2,200(including…

Peaceful March as a First Step to Changing Society: March for Animals – Compassion for All Animals

On January 26, “March for Animals — Compassion for All Animals” was held in Tokyo. 326 people marched in Shibuya, Omotesando, and Harajuku, calling for compassion for all animals and eliminating animal suffering. This time was a new endeavor. To transform the society into one without animal suffering and one with compassion for animals, it was an event encouraging joining forces, instead of criticizing each other, to form opinions. With a focus on common feelings for the animals instead of differences, we were able to make it successful. 326 participants may still be few. Still, it was a peaceful and memorable march.  Interviews of participants  It being in…

Wishing to end suffering of the animals… Please support our activism!

The chicks being raised for meat who end their short torturous lives while they are still babies. Breathing while shaking their bodies is an abnormal and critical condition for chickens. However, no treatment is performed in the poultry industry.  In search of efficiency, they are being selectively bred way too much and are being raised in excessive concentration. There are many harmful effects. These harmful effects are not only on chickens but also on humans. Please support activities to eliminate the suffering of chickens. https://arcj.org/en/donate/