To His Excellency the Minister of the Environment
To His Excellency the Minister of Health and Welfare
accused Takeshi Koizumi sacrificed his own life to avenge his dog Chiro
who was killed 40 years ago in a so-called Health Protection Center.
Please make the administration’s lack of an appropriate policy regarding
animals a thing of the past and satisfy the following demands, so as
Chiro’s death and that of a huge number of cats and dogs would not be
pointless and forgotten.
1. Stop immediately the cull of cats and
dogs and instead devise a system to send all those meant to be put down
to official shelters or give them for adoption.
2. Make the easy and
superficial trade of pets, as well as the functioning of pet shops
illegal and devise a system that will allow those who wish to have a pet
to adopt it from a shelter or an animal protection organization.
Devise a 5-year plan to support the education of the people to keep
their pets for life, not to throw them away and not let them multiply.
4. Stop discarding pets towards private groups and educate these groups to support the administration.
As a responsibility of the administration, deal with and prevent the
overpopulation of animals by neutering every year 50 000 stray cats.
Make it impossible for irresponsible owners, who are the very reason
for the cull of so many animals, to own pets, by making it necessary to
have an ownership license, except in cases when pets are rescued. If it
is easy to own pets, it is also easy to throw them away and have them
Cats and dogs are now considered part of one’s family and
their life is as important as that of human beings. Nevertheless, in
Japan about 200 000 cats and dogs are killed every year through
suffocation in the gas chambers of Health Protection Centers and
Direction Centers. Those who are thrown away, lost, cannot be kept any
longer are taken by the administration and killed.
40 years ago, the
beloved dog of a twelve-year old boy was killed in a Health Protection
Center. When the family went to look for him, the dog had been killed.
The boy became an adult and, to avenge his beloved Chiro, he murdered a
former administrative vice minister of the Health and Welfare Ministry
together with his wife. This ministry was responsible for the policy of
eradicating rabies according to which so many innocent and healthy
animals were killed. Takeshi Koizumi was sentenced to death for murder,
attempted murder, planning murder and carrying weapons illegally and has
now made an appeal to the Supreme Court. The main reason of the murder
perpetrated by Takeshi Koizumi is our country’s ruthless and wild system
of culling cats and dogs devised by the administration. After 40 years,
since the convict’s beloved Chiro was put down in a Health Protection
Center in Iwakuni, even today this reason is still valid and the cull of
a large number of cats and dogs is still going on in Health Protection
Centers or Direction Centers. Japan’s ruthless system of putting down
cats and dogs is the very reason of this incident, and a trial that
doesn’t take this into account cannot be fair. The state should
understand Koizumi’s sadness and fury that his beloved Chiro was taken
by the dog catchers and killed in a Health Protection Center in his
tender years, and should conduct a fair trial, so that a second or third
Takeshi Koizumi won’t show up.
If they want my life, they can have
it! And let this country stop its cruel crimes henceforth. Stop your
atrocious state crimes! Stop torturing and killing innocent cats and
dogs in the most absurd and gruesome manner!!! Stop annihilating so many
lives following the dictates of your human self-centeredness!
one call a country that butchers our beloved animals a peaceful country?
Should this merciless country call itself a prosperous, happy country?
Is it right to pursue this absurd killing spree in the wake of a
wealthy, cozy life?
Finally, I keep asking: why is life sacred? Why
is only human life deemed sacred? Why can humans always be forgiven,
after senselessly taking away the sacred life of guiltless and helpless
From the Grounds of Appeal
Takeshi Koizumi December 26th 2011
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SAVE TAKESHI KOIZUMI, A MAN WHO KILLED THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RUTHLESS DEATH OF HIS DOG
Koizumi suffered a tremendous emotional shock at the age of 12 when his
dog was snatched by the dog catchers from his younger sister and culled
almost immediately. On that day he vowed to avenge his beloved Chiro
later in adulthood by killing those responsible for such cruel policies.
34 years went by since the accursed day when Chiro was put to death. In
2008 Koizumi places a talisman around his neck containing Chiro’s
photograph and a few tufts of his hair, and goes to stab to death one of
the former administrative vice ministers of the Japanese Health
Ministry and his wife. This ministry and its administrative vice
minister are responsible for determining the policy of the pounds ( the
so-called Animal Love and Protection Centers) where, over a three-day
period, cats and dogs are disposed of, suffering an agonizing death in
gas chambers - the ‘dream boxes’ - , with no effort to look for adoptive
families. Furthermore, in the past, before gas chambers became common
in Japan, dogs were beaten to death, a fate that, in all likelihood,
Koizumi didn’t commit murder only for his Chiro; he
rebelled against the whole system of putting animals down ruthlessly –
he did it to avenge millions of animals killed over the years.
boy who vowed to avenge his dog and the man who rebelled for the sake of
the animals is now on Death Row, waiting to be hanged.
this petition in order to gather enough signatures to ask the Emperor of
Japan, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice to grant a pardon
to this man who already suffered so much, and the Japanese Supreme
Court to consider this case with fairness and impartiality.
want to know Koizumi’s whole story, look for the e-book IN THE NAME OF
THE DOG – The True Story of Takeshi Koizumi and His Quest for Animal
Rights on Amazon Kindle (KDP Select).