Target: Hiroshi Moriyama, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
Goal: Stop overseas imports of furs into Japan.
Recently, the last fur farm in all of Japan was closed for good. The farm held roughly 2,500 minks and now they will no longer be killed for their fur. Considering there were 4,000 fur farms during the peak of the industry in Japan, this is a huge success.
Despite no longer having any fur farms, Japan continues to import about 1.67 million furs from overseas. Animals held on fur farms typically live in small, dirty cages where they have limited access to food and clean water. The animals’ short lives are filled with pain and misery, and they are soon killed in whatever way is most convenient. Typical ways are strangulation, neck breaking, suffocation, and anal electrocution.
Sign this petition and demand Japan stop importing furs from overseas. The popularity of furs has dropped drastically and no animal should die for an article of clothing.
Dear Mr. Moriyama,
Recently, the last fur farm in all of Japan closed its doors for good which is amazing news. There were around 4,000 fur farms in Japan during the industry’s peak, so it is clear a lot of great work has been done to help these animals. The 2,500 minks held on the farm will no longer be tortured and killed for their coats.
However, despite this great news, Japan continues to import 1.67 million furs from overseas. Animals on fur farms typically live in small, dirty cages where they have limited access to food and water. The animals face pain and misery daily and are crudely killed in whatever way is cheapest.
Please consider no longer importing furs from overseas. There are many cruelty-free alternatives available that should be utilized. No animal should die for an article of clothing.
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