Question for the Ministry of Environment: How many pet dogs were captured, labeled feral, and murdered?May 10, 2013
On review of the 被災ペット対策の状況 site, it is curious that the number of dogs that have been rescued would be so low. It is our understanding that when dogs were captured for protection, to make the distinction that they were NOT FERAL, the dogs were given commands that they had to obey.
The commands that were given to these dogs that were hungry, thirsty, confused, scared, and/or hurt were : sit; lie down; and then gently take the food from the hand that was holding it out for them to see.
If the dog failed any part of this test, they were deemed feral. There is no information that you have provided on your website as to how many dogs that were captured and were labeled feral and thus NOT PROTECTED. Please provide the number of feral dogs captured and where or what happened to them by the “veterinarians” that captured them.
Our Coalition is most interested to know how many dogs were murdered by this test because they failed a part of this most unreasonable test. We say murder because if the animal was subject to such an unreasonable test after being separated from its owner, left to find food and water in an area that was devoid of people after being accustomed to being cared for, having to struggle to survive against other animals that may attack it, possibly sick or hurt; this test that was administered to label it a domestic pet was ridiculous, especially when it was administered by veterinarians that should have known that most of the dogs tested would FAIL under those circumstances.
Did the Japanese research veterinarians need dogs for radiation research testing and that is why this test was administered? Feral dogs are not protected and the bonus would be that it can then be assumed that the feral dog had NO OWNER. Did the Japan Veterinary Medical Association hope that everyone would forget about the remaining Fukushima dogs?
We await your response.
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