“Respect others should apply to all animals.”
Sea turtles, carps, hermit crabs, sea otters, sea lions, koi, tunas.
Woodpeckers, pheasants, swans, geese, cranes, quails.
Raccoon dogs, deer, macaques, boars, shrews, bats, bears, squirrels.
Vipers, geckos, rat snakes, reed snakes, lizards, alligators, crickets, cicadas, fireflies, butterflies.
Stray cats can sometimes be found on the streets. Some restaurants practice Ikizukuri, meaning “prepared alive,” wherein sushi is served with live fish/ octopus/ shrimp and is served to the customer.
Few stray cats and dogs can be seen around residential rural areas.
Common animals that are hunted in Japan are whales, wild boars, deer, wild hares, racoon dogs, pheasants, doves and other migratory birds.
Have been banned in only 5 out of the 47 prefectures. Dog fighting is the most common animal fighting taking place.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.