2016年4月27日水曜日

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 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 they died. The ideal activity I think of is one person rescues one cat. If this idea and activities spread widely, stray cats would decrease. Though there are so many stray cats, they are 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 rescuing fragile lives, a kitten and a sick old cat, I currently have moved to an apartment which one of 10 percent. Our society should shift. There are not fewer people who tell the reason why they can't keep or rescue a stray cat by the rule. I am eager to let landlords and management companies know that acceptance of keeping a pet means to save a life.


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