Japanese Lawmakers Call for International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats

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up to date: Dec 4, 2020 15:25 EST

Hidehisa Otsuji, chairman of the Parliamentary League for Animal Welfare, alongside with 10 associates of the league, submitted a ask for letter to Key Minister Suga Yoshihide in The Key Minister’s Formal Home, turning a historic website page on animal welfare in Japan. The ask for letter also lays the groundwork for a joint initiative concerning the United States and Japan on the Global Settlement to Prohibit the Taking in of Canine and Cats.

The request letter, co-signed by 34 supra-partisan members of the National Diet of Japan, stressed that, “the Planet Puppy Alliance (WDA), an global animal welfare organization, is marketing the establishment of the International Arrangement to Prohibit the Eating of Canine and Cats…this arrangement will send a concept to all nations around the world that pet dogs and cats must not be eaten and that we ought to set a cease to these kinds of functions of barbarism.”

The WDA united 30 bipartisan U.S. Associates to co-indicator a letter to President Donald Trump, and 67 supra-partisan Uk Customers of Parliament to co-indicator a letter to Key Minister Boris Johnson respectively in February and March 2020, urging the two governments to initiate the Intercontinental Settlement to Prohibit the Feeding on of Dogs and Cats. The newest letter in Japan demonstrates the access of the campaign’s achievement in The united states, Europe and Asia.

Kenzo Fujisue, member of the Parliamentary League for Animal Welfare, is the major primary lawmaker of the ask for letter. In the course of the meeting with Katsunobu Kato, the Chief Cupboard Secretary of Japan, Mr. Fujisue discussed the pet and cat meat condition on the domestic and international degree, “There are about 100 pet dog meat eating places in Japan. The United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China have all set up a ban on dog and cat meat a identical pattern can also be noticed in the United Kingdom. To not tumble driving on the global scene, Japan really should outlaw pet dog and cat meat and initiate the Intercontinental Settlement to Prohibit the Taking in of Dogs and Cats.” If Japan bans the intake of doggy and cat meat right before hosting the Olympics in 2021, the country’s worldwide impression would be enhanced extensively.

After the assembly, Mr. Fujisue filmed a clip to share the news with Genlin, the founder of the WDA. “The request letter has been submitted to the Key Minister via the Chief Cabinet Secretary, mission accomplished. We will maintain striving for the international settlement on the world phase. I just experienced a cellphone contact with a U.S. Congressman and will go on speaking with him on a normal foundation,” said Mr. Fujisue.

U.S. President-elect Biden is a very long-time puppy lover, and will be bringing his German Shepherds, Champ and Important, to the White Property. Biden designed his situation on companion animals incredibly obvious on Tweeter, “Some People rejoice #NationalCatDay, some celebrate #NationalDogDay, President Trump celebrates neither. It suggests a good deal. It is time we put a pet back in the White Home.”

Mr. Biden pledged to rebuild the United States’ partnership with its alliance. When he satisfies with the Japanese Primary Minister Suga Yoshihide upcoming calendar year, the Worldwide Agreement to Prohibit the Taking in of Dogs and Cats may well turn into the initial alliance treaty the two new leaders indication, with Mr. Biden’s two canines bearing witness to the ceremony. The subject of animal protection goes outside of partisanship it can melt the coronary heart of not only the American and Japanese folks, but also everybody in the globe who loves animals. The “dog and cat diplomacy” would increase the positive influence that the U.S.-Japan alliance has on the globe.

Source: The Parliamentary League for Animal Welfare