153 dogs and cats are
There is a boom in the popularity of owning pets, however, many are losing their lives all for the convenience of humans. Trivial reasons such as: the dogs are getting too old, owners are going through a divorce, the pets are causing children allergies, the dogs bark too much, and the breeding system is failing are enough cause for action against these animals.
153 dogs and cats are euthanized every day. This is the harsh reality these animals face in Japan. Compared with advanced countries such as England and Germany, Japan is said to be quite primitive when it comes to animal welfare.
Moreover, many of these animals are inhumanly euthanized due to the fact that many governmental shelters still utilize carbon dioxide gas; forcing these animals to suffer at the time of death. This is still common practice throughout Japan.