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ALIVE 57 (7-8/04)

Let's Reinforce Regulations on Animal Dealers!

Contents
Regulations on animal dealers must be reinforced.
-There have been many reported cases in which vicious illegal dealers let dogs starve and weaken to death.
-Report: The cruel breeding conditions revealed by the petshop check
-Business dealing with animals must be licensed.
-How are the dealers regulated by animal protection laws in other countries?

Global News: A revolutionary animal protection law established in Austria
-Infectious diseases caused by animals.

An investigation into steel trap
Forest Life, Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking
Member's Voice, Event Information

ALIVE 56 ( 5/1/04 )

For the Welfare of Farm Animals

Contents
Public message by ALIVE played at movie theaters and on the street
-A letter from the chairman of The World Zoo Association on Bear Parks in Japan .

Symposium on the welfare of farm animals
- A Trial to Get ahead of WTO International developments in the welfare of farm animals.
-A lecture by J.Cox of CIWF

-Report: Meat industry is supported by taxpayer's money
- What was found by inspecting meat factories

-Report: Why are cattles' tails cut? A memoir of working at a dairy farm in Hokkaido

-Facilities for animal experimentation and animal farm must be officially reported. The current worst condition in which even the status quo cannot be grasped

Law for Managing and Controlling Invasive Alien Species has been newly established-Is this going to be a brake on importing wild animals?

Forest life: Public projects and their effects on the conservation of Nature
Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking
Member's Voice, Event Information

ALIVE 55( 3/1/04 )

Animal Welfare and Safety of Our Food

Contents
Toward Revising Law Concerning the Protection and Control of Animals
-There is no border for the "pain" animals are suffering/Let's establish international principles for the animal welfare/The solution for Avian Flu is in the improvement of the animal welfare.

Tropical fish sold at pet shops. Because of the great success of "Finding Nimo", having tropical fish is suddenly in boom/Tropical fish disposed

Polar bears are not suitable for breeding.
-Oga Aquarium in Akita Prefecture- Will they import polar bear cubs from Manitoba State in Canada ?

Dolphins are not suitable for breeding.
The actual condition of overfishing dolphins/Abuse found in events and therapies using dolphins.

Global News: Lawyers gather to specialize in the protection of animals.
-High-price for buying low-price foods.

What we can do to abolish the steel trap.

Forest Life: harsh winter.
Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking,
Member's Voice, Event Information

ALIVE 54 ( 1/1/04 )

Let's Set the Bears free!

Contents
Toward the improvement of Bear Park conditions in Japan
-Heart desires to improve Bear Park conditions in Japan
-Collaborative investigation and campaign with WSPA
-Bears bred under cruel conditions (Mie-Prefecture, Gunma-Prefecture)

Report: Wild animals living in Tokyo

Global News: Lawyers gather to protect animals in the United States

Law: Measures to fight against animal abuse: Necessity to clearly define what animal abuse is.

Life Style: Is 'Busy' life slow? Forest Life: Food and ecology
Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking
Member's Voice, Event Information

ALIVE 53 ( 11/1/04 )

Enriching the Environment Animals Are Placed in

Contents

Introducing diverse actions ALIVE is working on
-Wildlife, alien species, animals for exhibition, animals for experimentation, farm animals, etc.

Elephants almost imported illegally by a mistake of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
-Exposed through the-freedom-of-information action by ALIVE. A survey conducted with 124 zoos nationwide
-The actual conditions in Japanese Zoos exposed. Various zoo problems found in Asian countries - from participating in a workshop by Asia Link
-How to check zoos from a veterinary perspective
-What can we do to enrich the environment for animals in zoos?

Report: What do members protecting and managing wildlife do? -Coexisting with wildlife-cases of living with monkeys and bears.

Global News: Let's release dolphins in aquariums back to the ocean.
Forest Life: Food and ecology Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking Members' Voice, Event Information

ALIVE 52 ( 9/1/03 )

Is Life a Thing?

Contents
A proposal for improving the standards for animals at exhibition.

Zoos
-people enjoy while animals suffer/ animal shows
- Requesting local board of education not to provide their space to animal shows. Questioning the way Alien Species are exhibited
-A request made to a prefectural museum for its improvement
-Joint statement made by the collaboration of Conservationist and animal rights group regarding the management of alien species. Definition of terms used in the field of animal rights protection.

Global News: Facts about elephants

Forest Life: A crow "Momo"
Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking Members' Voice, Event Information. Issuing a collection of animal protection laws to overseas.

ALIVE 51( 7/1/03 )

Let's Protect Wildlife by Supervising and Protesting with Our Eyes and Voices

Contents
Symposium: "Protecting Wildlife by Civic Legislation"
-There are no laws protecting wildlife in Japan . Let's propose a bill for ourselves. Let's check what's broadcasted by Media.
-Let's protest against TV programs broadcasting illegal activities with no compunction. Wild elephants in Sumatra imported to Japan for show purposes
- To point out its illegality and stop the import.
-It is necessary to revise the law protecting wildlife in danger of extinction. Don't use chimpanzees for experimentation.
-A request submitted to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
-A discussion with the officials in charge of this issue

Report: A memoir of working at a stock farm

Global News: A stack of problems found in the forest

Book Information, Herbal Medicine, Vegetarian Cooking
Members' Voice, Event Information