2016年4月27日水曜日

Idea of which one person rescues one cat.


We ordinary people tend to leave issues of stray cats to an activist group such as an NPO. I also have asked to rescue stray cats three times for three activist groups in the past. But all of them rejected before I tell the details. However, if you think of it carefully, you will notice it's a wrong idea to expect that an activist group could rescue stray cats without restriction. And it might be a better idea that one person rescues one cat rather than one activist group rescues 100 cats. So we ordinary people should do what we can do.

I don't recommend to rescue multiple stray cats at a time. Keeping multiple cats could be a more serious problem for cats when the keeper become poor or sick, and when he or she dies. The ideal activity which I think of is one person rescues one cat. If this idea and activities spread widely, stray cats would reduce. There are so many stray cats in outdoors, but it's obviously less than humans.

Then we, people of Tokyo, come up against an obstacle that 90 percent of apartments in Tokyo prohibit to keep a pet. I don't think it is right to ignore bad rules. Though I broke the rule twice for rescue fragile lives, a kitten and a sick old cat, I currently have moved to an apartment which one of 10 percent. The tendency of our society should be shifted. It is not less people who tell the reason why they can't keep or rescue a stray cat. I eager to let landlords and management companies know that acceptance of keeping a pet means to save a life.


This photo was taken in 31 August 2012, Tokyo, Japan. ©Naoto Shinkai