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Osaka prefecture, JAPAN

【和訳は下にあります!】

Mr. Ichiro Matsi, Governor of Osaka

Petition

15 September 2014

Despite the fact it had to be released immediately in accordance with Japan's Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law, the bear which was mistakenly caught for the first time in the mountain of Toyono town on 19 June 2014 has not yet been released.

By confining the bear for more than three months in a narrow bear transport cage in a dark warehouse, without water, toilet or sunlight, you are inflicting cruelty on the bear.
This is nothing but abuse!

Despite the offer of taking over the bear by Kumanomori Association in good faith to save its life, your Livestock and Animal Welfare division notified Kumamori that they would to kill the bear 'As there was no offer for adoption nor place to release' on 20 August.
This is clearly a violation of Japan's Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law and Law of Humane Treatment and Management of Animals.
I should remind you that moon bears are designated as endangered specie.

Moreover, according to the "Osaka Moon Bear Policy" announced on 4 September, sometime after the incident, you stated that you will catching and kill any bears that are found or accidentally trapped in the Osaka prefecture 'to ensure the safety of residents and users of natural parks as the highest priority' in the future.

While the neighbouring prefecture governments are releasing all captured bears and continuing their efforts to preserve the ecosystem, Osaka is selfishly trying to do things in an archaic manner.
What an outrage!
Deviation from the national law mustn't be allowed just for Osaka Prefecture, no matter what.

Many people in the world are becoming aware of this incident already, and watching the situation closely.

You are also killing almost all unwanted dogs and cats in your pounds.
Osaka prefecture is the worst in Japan in this regard.
Together with the bear incident, people in the world are fast becoming aware of this fact.

I respectfully would like to request the following based on the above facts.

1. Release the bear immediately.
2. Leave the bear in the the hands of Kumanomori Kyokai for rehabilitation until ready to be release.
3. Abolish "Osaka Moon Bear Policy" immediately and comply with Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law of Japan.

Attached are the 5,312 signatures collected in just a few days, but I am sending it now because this is a matter of urgency.

Already a brand new petition has launched, and I will send this to you as soon as it's reached the target.

I would be very grateful if you could give your appropriate and correct guidance to the staff to the Livestock and Animal Welfare division of Osaka prefecture.

I you reject the petition, it is quite possible that the campaign will gather pace .

Thank you for your attention and I sincerely hope that you will take immediate measures.

大阪府知事 松井一郎様

請願書

2014年9月15日

貴府は2014年6月19日に貴府豊能郡豊能町山中で初誤捕獲されたクマを、日本国の定める鳥獣保護法に準じて即放獣しなければならないにもかかわらず、いまだに放獣しておられません。

3ヶ月以上も、日の当たらない暗い倉庫の中、水飲み場も糞尿処理もない狭い輸送用檻にこのクマを閉じ込めたままで、劣悪な環境でクマを衰弱させています。
これは虐待行為以外の何ものでもありません!

日本熊森協会がクマの命を救うため善意でこのクマの引き取りを申し出たにもかかわらず、8月20日貴府動物愛護畜産課は「もらい手も放獣先も見つからなかった」としてこのクマの殺処分を熊森協会に通告したと聞いております。
これは明らかに鳥獣保護法ならびに動物愛護法違反です。
ツキノワグマは絶滅危険種にも指定されております。

さらにこの事件後、9月4日発表の「大阪府ツキノワグマ出没対応方針」によると、「住民や自然公園等の利用者の安全確保を最優先するため」、今後も大阪府に顔出ししたクマや大阪府で誤捕獲されたクマはすべて捕殺するという内容です。

近隣府県行政が誤捕獲グマをすべて放獣し、生態系保全への努力を続けている中、大阪府だけが時代遅れも甚だしい自分勝手なわがままを通そうとしています。
一体何という暴挙でしょうか。
大阪府だけが、国法を逸脱することはいかなる理由をもってしても許されることではないと思います。

この事件はすでに全世界の人々の知るところとなりつつあり、クマの状況に関して世界中の心ある人々が常時固唾をのんで見守っております。

さらに貴府は管轄保健所で収容した犬や猫をことごとく殺処分しています。これに関して日本でワーストワンという事です。
この事実に関しても今回の事件と相まって全世界の人々の知るところとなりつつあります。

上記の事を踏まえました上で、謹みまして以下を請願させていただきます。

1. クマを即時開放すること。
2. 長い拘束期間の後でクマの健康状態が戻りリハビリ後放獣可能な状態になるまで熊森協会にクマを預ける事。
3. 9月4日発表の「大阪府ツキノワグマ出没対応方針」を即時撤回していただく事。

ほんの数日間で集まりました分ですが、緊急の事態ですので急遽5,312名分の署名を添付させていただきます。
すでに現在新規の署名活動が開始されており、そちらの方もまとまり次第お送りさせていただきます。

貴府動物愛護畜産課の法律違反に対して、知事の正しく適切なご指導をなにとぞよろしくお願いさせていただきたく存じます。

万一上記の請願が却下されました場合、運動はさらに活発に広がっていくことになるとは必至でございます。
ご迅速なご善処を切にお願い申しあげます。

Signed,

Akiko Motomura

This petition closed 28 days ago

How this will help

【和訳は下にあります!】

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE THIS PETITION TO SAVE AN INNOCENT BEAR BEING MURDERED ILLEGALLY BY IGNORANT OFFICIALS OF OSAKA AND PLEASE KEEP CHECKING OUT OUR EVENT PAGE https://www.facebook.com...

【和訳は下にあります!】

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE THIS PETITION TO SAVE AN INNOCENT BEAR BEING MURDERED ILLEGALLY BY IGNORANT OFFICIALS OF OSAKA AND PLEASE KEEP CHECKING OUT OUR EVENT PAGE https://www.facebook.com/events/1501628233413158/... FOR UPDATES.

Osaka prefecture, JAPAN has been keeping a bear in captivity in a cage since 19 June 2014. Instead of complying with Japan's "Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/biodiv/law.html " and release the bear immediately, they have kept the poor bear to date in a small transport cage without water and toilet.

Initially, they put the poor bear in a sealed oil drum and kept him for 2 weeks until a charity group, THE JAPAN BEAR & FOREST SOCIETY (KUMAMORI), intervened and asked to move the bear to a cage instead. Moreover, on 20 Aug 2014, Osaka prefecture decided to kill the bear. The decision is even more inexplicable as the KUMAMORI has offered to take care of the bear. There is absolutely no need to put it down. Osaka prefecture is violating the national law. Also, Moon bears are endangered specie in Japan. All the other prefectures handle these situations by the book. Please help to stop Osaka murdering the innocent bear! The bear is getting weaker and weaker every day without seeing the sun for months! Please sign & share WIDELY to save this life.

☆Please also send your voice to put a brake on Osaka committing this horrendous crime!☆

Below is a sample letter but your personal touch will help it better!

< Subject: The Bear mistakenly trapped in Toyono town, Osaka >

Dear Sirs,

Greetings. I understand that your prefecture has been keeping a bear in captivity since 19 June 2014, and have decided to kill the bear.

I've also learned that you have kept this poor bear in appalling conditions in a small cage meant for wild boar without water and a place to relieve himself. This constitutes horrendous abuse. You don't appear to be complying with Japan's "Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law": http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/biodiv/law.html

You must release the bear immediately as this bear is an endangered species, and other prefectures are following the law, or you are violating the Japanese law. THE JAPAN BEAR & FOREST SOCIETY kindly offered to take the bear and prepare a facility to accommodate the bear, and you should take the offer or release it to where it came from immediately.

The news is now spreading worldwide rapidly and all caring citizens in the world are watching you.

I sincerely hope that you consider this carefully.

Thank you very much for your immediate attention.

Best regards,

Your Name/Signature

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【FOR JAPANESE SIGNERS】

2014年6月19日にイノシシ用罠に初誤捕獲されたクマがいます。
即放獣しなければならないのに、大阪府は鳥獣保護法に違反していまだに放獣していません。
3月半以上も、水飲み場も糞尿処理もない狭い輸送用檻にこのクマを閉じ込めたままで、明らかにクマを虐待しています。
日本熊森協会がクマの命を救うためこのクマの引き取りを申し出たにもかかわらず、8月20日大阪府はにこのクマの殺処分を決定しました。
殺処分する必要はまったくありませんし、これは明らかに法律違反です。 ツキノワグマは絶滅危険種にも指定されております。 行政による法律違反を許してはなりません!!!
他府県は全て放獣しています。

大阪府の手によって、この何の罪もないクマが殺されては絶対になりません!
クマは何か月もお日様も見せてもらえずに日に日に衰弱しています。

どうか署名にサイン、そして広く拡散をお願いいたします。

☆さらに下記の連絡先にあなたの声をお送り大阪府のこの暴挙を食い止めて下さい。☆
電話: 06-6210-9619 (大阪府環境農林水産部動物愛護畜産課野生動物グループ)
Fax: 06-6613-6276
メール: [email protected] (大阪府環境農林水産部動物愛護畜産課野生動物グループ) CC addresses: [email protected] (大阪府知事 松井一郎氏) [email protected] (環境省) [email protected] (豊能町役場)

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