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We secured a patent for both the method of animal euthanasia and the accompanying devices.

公開日:2010年5月4日


Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
"A world first from Shimonoseki City - Our efforts to develop an animal euthanasia method"


We have decided to open the Shimonoseki Animal Welfare Center in April of 2009. The center will act as the hub of the general animal welfare administration being performed by the city in an effort to realize a society in which humans and animals coexist.

We secured a patent for both the method of animal euthanasia and the accompanying devices.

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One part of these efforts concerns the Animal Control Department's methods of animal euthanization. It was brought to our attention that the carbon dioxide gas currently used in many euthanization facilities in Japan causes animals to exhibit symptoms of pain during the death process.

As a result, we began looking into methods which would be more comfortable for the animals. (Please see the appendix and the descriptive statement at end of document.) 
The results of our research indicated that, compared to the carbon dioxide gas method, the use of inhaled anesthetic greatly reduced the distress of animals during the euthanasia process. In addition, due to the incorporation of a "reuse" system, we determined that, with regard to the cost of the medical agents accompanying euthanasia, introduction to facilities was possible, and have determined the introduction of the following system.

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To Shimonoseki City, this system also has a social meaning : its objective is the realization of a society in which humans treat animals' lives with affection, and in which humans and animals may build better relationships with each other as they live their lives. We believe that actively promoting and disseminating this system both domestically and internationally will help us contribute to the wellbeing of society.
I have therefore attached informational materials in order to share with you the details of this "inhaled anesthetic reuse method" and a brief overview of the Shimonoseki Animal Welfare Center. Please download them from follows.

 


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