Animal Welfare Award

Companies that contributed to expanding animal welfare Animal Welfare Award (AWA) is an award annually* selecting and giving thanks to companies that consider animals and work on animal welfare in Japan which is lagging behind the world in terms of animal welfare for livestock and aquaculture animals. In the view of Animal Rights Center Japan that works to protect livestock animals in Japan, efforts resulting in the biggest impacts have been recognized. * The first round covers efforts from 2019 through March 2020. The Results

Revealing the Country’s Low Standards – Draft Animal Welfare Codes for Egg Laying Hens

The comments by our government were the worst The comments by our government were the worst The OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) submitted the third draft for animal welfare codes for egg laying hens. It will be adopted in May 2020 after concerned countries review it and give feedback about this draft. Japan also reviewed and submitted its comments to the OIE after holding committees called “OIE liaison committee” from the end of December 2019 through January 2020. You can view each member’s comment here. The government’s feedback was as though it would overwrite these members’ opinions.* Here is the summary of the comments by our government: They commented…