All Life In a Viable Environment
5-18-10-102, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0021
Anti Vivisection Action Network
the "Zoo Check" series:
truth about the "Travelling Zoo"
By Fusako Nogami
Zoo" located in Moriyama-shi
(Shiga-ken) has gained a certain
notoriety in recent months. Its owner,
Mr. Horii, boasts that he looks after
a thousand animals all by himself.
The reality however is somewhat different:
far from being the animal refuge
described in certain parts of the
media, the zoo is a two storey building
in the vicinity of the station where
animals, some of them domestic, some
of them wild, are kept in a 500 sq
ft space in squalid, dark cages.
Once inside, an animal does not leave
until it dies.
you can do!
Get in touch with the organisers
of the matsuris, and the committees
of the schools and kindergardens
Mr. Horii's zoo frequents. Tell them
that far from being a positive educational
experience, the display of such pitiful
animals may actually be harmful to