News Reports on Animal Welfare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
It’s been pointed out by several reports that the animal welfare standards of livestock for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games have been lowered.
Some of them even clearly stated it’s highly problematic or the standards are not good enough.
It doesn’t appear that our legislation and the Olympic Committee have responded to such voices so far.
Can we really let this issue slide?
As Prof. Hosokawa points out in Toyo Keizai Online, we’re missing an opportunity to improve Japan’s agriculture that has been left behind by the world.
Sooner or later the world as well as wise consumers will realize that the “animal welfare” claimed by the Japanese government is not even close to the one set by the world standards. It’s a sham.
Please spread the word, and join the campaign here.
Japan Times on Jan 11th 2018
Olympic athletes unlikely eat free-range eggs in 2020, if Japan’s farmers have their way.
This is an article to point out the animal welfare in Japan that is way behind.
Despite the effort, the standards are still very low.
The livestock animals that will be provided at the 2020 Games have low standards.
Reported in English.
Asahi Newspaper on Dec 8th 2017
Agriculture, Animal Welfare for Olympics spreading in Japan.
This is an article referred to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in relations to animal welfare.
98765Toyo Keizai on Dec 6th 2017
Omotenashi (Hospitality) at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Concerned by Shinjiro Koizumi
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries created what is called the “JGAP” for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics? What is it exactly? How is it viewed? What about the standards in the EU and the US?
Japan remains the same although it’s an opportunity to catch up with animal welfare standards in the world, which was alerted by Toyo Keizai.
“Japan is missing the opportunity to change because it’s concerned with the business side too much. Businesses would decline if it would not match trends in society. We should come up with good measures, not delaying our decisions.”
Alternet on Nov 7th 2017
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Committee Is Turning a Blind Eye to Animal Welfare Violations in Japan
It mentioned the animal welfare standards for livestock animal’s procurement in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Poultry World on Nov 13th 2017 Japanese poultry industry comes under scrutiny
Poultry World, the industry newspaper for agriculture in the world, reported Japanese hens were monitored by animal rights groups, referring to our campaigns.
47 NEWS on Nov 18th 2016 What’s The Legacy of The Olympics?
Reported what legacies the Olympics should carry.
NHK on Jul 27th 2017 Tokoro san! Taihen Desuyo “Changes in Kitchens. Controversies about meat”
It introduced agriculture in light of animal welfare in Japan and Italy.
Jiji Press on Apr 8th 2017 Importance on Environment of Livestock Animals – Raised Awareness by EU and the US, which is leading to set food standards for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
Jiji Press reported the rise of animal welfare in Europe, and the beginning of change in Japan.
NHK on Nov 24th, 2016 Kurashi Kirari Kaisetsu “The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics supported by Food”
A reporter in Kurashi Kirari Kaisetsu on NHK reported the difficulties of procuring food for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
“The difficulty is to procure livestock animals. We are demanded to provide comfortable environments for animals.”
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