チャリティーライブ@渋谷the Pink Cow

Hey Jesters!! I have a question today.
Do you like pets?
Do you know how pets are treated in the area you live in?

やぁ、ジェスターズの皆!(まだ慣れない…笑)  素敵な週末過ごしてますか?
私は曲作り…その他、準備に追われながらも(まーいつもの事です・笑)平日よりは寝れて幸せな週末です(´∀`笑)

今日はこれを読んでくれている皆さんに質問があります。
「日本で犬や猫、その他のペットたちがどんな風に扱われているかどれくらい知っていますか?」
ニュースでも時々、多摩川で外来種が増えて元々生息していた日本の魚の数が激減しているとか、ペットの虐殺とか…いろいろ報道されいます。私自信知らない事は、まだまだたくさんあります。(^_^;)。去年MySpaceを通じて知り合った方が動物愛護のボランティアをされており、ペットの処遇に関する法律を変える運動をしていると知りました。そして、その署名活動に参加させていただきました!(私自信はどこの団体にも所属していません)。大した事をしたわけではなく、ただ「自分が出来る事があったらやってみよう」という想いで、公園でミニ・(ゲリラ?)ライブしたり、ライブハウスでライブをした時に会場で呼びかけて賛同してくれた方に署名を書いて頂いたり…。そんな私を通じてこの活動を知ってくださった方々が学校や家庭、ネットラジオ(JIN Radio)でこの事実について一緒に考えてくれて署名用紙を埋めて下さったり。…最終的には10,000を裕に越える署名が団体の元に集まったとか。
SAWAS PHOOL
In Japan… it’s such a shame to tell you how it is in here right now though… pets are still sold in the small plastic box / show case, over 12 hours displayed under the bright fluorescent light.  Legally, the dead pets can’t be sorted either garbage or corpse (like human). There are several ways to cremate it’s body, and it’s way is different in each prefecture.  It was pretty surprising to know that there are some places that people refused to build the crematory for pets and animals, and I heard they are burned to ashes on the special truck which keep running on the road while that special system finish its work. The worst thing is that pets, which couldn’t find family after long expose in the small cage, or gave enough birth and it’s body tore up – can’t have baby any more- will be sent in to the gas room.  This is happening because there are several animal welfare groups in Japan, but each facilities are not big enough for all poor pets to be saved. This group I’m introducing today is trying to gather funds to build a new facility in Hyogo Prefecture.

The name of this group is ARK.
ARK_FundraiserPoser_eng
“ARK is building a sanctuary in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture. Let’s support this undertaking by enjoying a night of food, entertainment, presentations and prizes. Your support will be most welcome. Let’s help ARK help the animals of Japan.”

They are planning a fundraising event at the Live Restaurant, Pink Cow – Shibuya.

We were trying to join this event but unfortunately our schedule couldn’t meet this time, so I’m personally attending to this event this time. Not as artist on stage, but listeners and eater(lol) of the special tapas buffet. Great music, and some other sessions will be held on stage (as far as I heard!) and Tapas Buffet all included in 3500 YEN. And just showing up yourself there, will be a great support for dogs and cats!! Even if you can’t afford yourself to be there (like me ;P) Please tell to your friends or family if they had any interest in animals. Volunteer is not only about funds/money or time and energy you spent, I believe.  It’s not about “how much” but “how you were involved” and “how you tried to take action for others”.

I learned about the reality of animals through my friend from MySpace last year. She was working as a volunteer in different animal welfare group, and trying to collect signatures to change Japanese law.  I wanted to be her help (but as you know I don’t have much money or time) so asked her if I can help her in any meanings.  It was a good experience for me to collect signature at Park, Street, Live houses, restaurant… etc. And thanks to JIN Radio, they introduced our activity by interviewing us last year.

Hey!  I believe, there are things that everyone can do and doesn’t make much difference. At the same time, there are something that NOT everyone can do, but YOU.

今日ご紹介したいのは、本当はイベントでステージに立つ側として参加する予定だったチャリティーライブ・イベントのお知らせです。香港ツアー直前の為、スケジュール的に参加が難しくなってしまったので、お客さんとして私も参加させていただこうと思っています。3/4(金)、渋谷のPinkCowというライブ・レストラン・バーで、捨てられたペット達の新しいシェルター設立の為の募金活動 – ARKという動物愛護団体の方々が主催するイベントです。3500円/ビュッフェとタパス込み(ドリンク別)。ステージでは音楽やトークショー等、様々な事が繰り広げられる予定…。もし興味のある方がいらっしゃったら是非一緒に行きましょう!スケジュールが合わなかったりして来るのが難しい方でも、このようなイベントがある事を、周りの方々にお知らせして頂けるだけでも嬉しいです!無理はしないで、「やれることをやる=ボランティア」の精神で、これからもっとより良い社会に日本も変われます様に(○-人-○)♪

参加希望の方はこちらから↓(英語だらけでわかんなかったらこのブログにコメント残してくれるだけでもOKです!)
http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-Animal-Refuge-Kansai-ARK-Meetup-Group/events/16355803/
best wishes,

– love x respect x strength – Sawa

チャリティーライブ@渋谷the Pink Cow」への8件のフィードバック

  1. I know how much you are involved in this, and how much you love pets.
    If i were in Japan, I’ll surely took part to all those events.
    I always loved pets so much, and wanted to be a vetenarian, but unfortunately I became something different. But my love for pets didn’t change at all !
    So I really like to hear about such great event !!!!

    Gambatte !!
    Love
    Rena

    いいね

    • Maybe I can be a reporter of this event!!! Instead of just sit and eat and drink while it’s event is held.
      So, I can share that moment together with you on-line! Thanks for the good inspiration Rena!! 😀

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  2. ペットを飼ったことはないけど、動物は好きだよー。
    動物は人間の言葉で訴えることができない分、動物を守ることはある意味人間が人間を守るより大事なのかもしれないと思うことがある。
    動物は物として扱われることがあるよね。だからペットも簡単に捨てちゃう人がいるんだ、きっと。
    人間は高額なバイト料を貰って、新薬を試したりするけど、動物は実験に使われるだけ使われてお払い箱。同じ地球に生きる生き物なのに不公平だなと思う。

    この前、自分は完全なベジタリアンじゃないけど、じゃぁ何なんだろう?と思って調べたら、あたしのような人はノンミートイーター(non-meat eater)というらしい。

    ノンミートイーター(Nonmeat-Eater)
    肉を食べない非肉食者。魚、鶏、魚介類、動物性油脂、骨粉、皮膚を食べる

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    • 「…皮膚を食べる」の部分だけが何故か頭に引っかかった、が…
      食べ物は「感謝していただく」が基本だよね。同じ地球に生きる「いきもの」の命をいただいて、人間は生かしてもらってるんだから。
      前にアメリカにいる時に面白い絵本を読んだよ。「Everybody is someone’s food(だれしもだれかのゴハン)」たしかこんなタイトルだったと思う。
      じゃ、人間は? って最後の方で筆者からの質問が投げかけられる。子供の絵本だけど、深いテーマだと思った。
      私は基本何でも食べる。感謝して食べる。「いただきます」、「ごちそうさまでした」の日本の習慣は大事にしたいと思う。

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  3. That’s terrible! I knew about the issues they had with animal cruelty within movies & TV over there (can’t watch Koneko Monogatari anymore now knowing all the poor kittens who lost their lives during the film), but didn’t know what the pet store situation was like. Granted over here in America we have pets being sold in giant glass cages, but it’s still better than tiny plastic boxes. Here’s hoping your help with the fundraiser will spread good word to the higher-ups and sign some sort of animal rights bill. Although knowing Governor “I hate everything that good ‘cause I have shit for brains” Ishihara he’ll do nothing but sit on his imaginary throne and fart the Japanese alphabet before he signs anything good into order.

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    • Thanks for posting your comment, Evan! Welcome to my blog! (And of course! You’re always welcome 😉 I haven’t watched that film, “Koneko Monogatari” myself but I’d love to watch it when I’ve got a chance. ARIGATO for introducing me one. In return, I’d like to recommend a different documentary film, “INU TO NEKO TO NINGENTO”. This movie was created by one old lady who loved animal and wanted to do something for people to have better understandings on the situation of pets in Japan. She spent all her money she got from expired insurance money, but she passed over before the film was finished. I’m meeting one of the ARK(animal welfare group) member this Wed together with lady who had an pet related event at her gallery. Both two ladies had been working for pets as a volunteer worker, as well as event organizer, and I’m sure I’ll be learning a lot from them. I really appreciate for having nice people around me like this, including you Evan. Arigato!

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  4. As a police officer, I can tell you that handling pets is a complex legal issue here in the States. Animal treatment/cruelty laws are enacted at local, state, and federal levels, and are complicated by the opposing points of the rights of a living creature versus the obligations and liabilities of an owner, when available. A good example of how varied the problems can become is the town in which I own my house.

    Although I work in Memphis, TN, the town in which I have my home is a small place in Mississippi with only about 700 residents. Because state law in Mississippi requires a community to have an animal shelter/animal control office in order to enact leash laws, and because we are too small to support such a shelter with our limited town taxes, we have no way of controlling dogs running the streets. Federal cruelty laws prevent the unowned animals (which are still legally considered as domesticated animals) from being killed outright, so we have a situation wherein state and federal laws combine to create a wild dog problem that threatens the community, especially small children when outside. And because the dogs run uncontrolled and wild, they keep breeding and making the problem worse.

    And that’s just one example of the many ways in which things can go wrong. Good luck with your endeavors on behalf of the animals. Goddess knows we need a little luck and a lot of help with our mess!

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  5. Thanks for sharing us how your community is. It was very interesting to hear the real story on the other side of the earth. As you concluded I think the same about – little luck and a lot of help – we can make mess and we know how we can clean up if we really try.
    And thanks for your good luck wishes!! SAWAS PHOOL will be organizing one in June together with ARK member. 🙂

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