“In India, nearly 2,300 people have been killed by elephants over the past five years.” This elephant killed five people. However, India does not kill elephant and trains as a patrol in the park, or releases them in a safe place if it fails. https://www.afpbb.com/articles/-/3254562
In the United States, there is a rule for people who trekking in national parks to suspend food from the tree when sleeping, so that bears cannot be taken.
Regarding the purpose of this rule, the administrative side
“This does not protect you. It is a measure to protect the bear.”
On the other hand, In Japan, with a self-image that we have been involved with animals as an 8 million god, we are animal-friendly and love nature. There have been 19 deaths from bears over the past decade. When a bear is killed by a human being, and then just descends into the isolator, the person panics, makes a hysterical fuss, demands to kill, takes a group kill, and feels safe when killed.
Japanese attitudes towards animals have distinct characteristics.
Even if you are interpersonal, there may be an unusually large number of people seeking death penalty, and it is also related to being the only country in the developed country that is performing the death penalty.
Various people discuss the peculiarities of Japanese mentality. This is the reason why the activity methods that are valid in foreign countries cannot be understood in Japan. It will be essential for animal release activities to start by collecting, organizing, and analyzing the phenomena and causes.
Expansion of the sense of SPACE, TIME, and SPIRIT.
The key to animal liberation is the expansion of the sense of space, time, and spirit.
Many human beings recognize themselves as a narrow sense of space, a sense of time, and fulfillment of selfish desire, or even do not recognize
Expanding the sense of space until we can recognize the earth, the global environment, the habitat of other organisms, the habitat of humankind and the entire human society,
After looking at the history of the earth, other creatures and humankind, we will expand our sense of time until we can recognize one point where we are now,
We expand our spirit until we can recognize that we are part of the earth and all the life that lives on the earth, and that all the life that lives on the earth and the earth is us.
Humanity is an entity that can expand itself, and can incorporate and fuse unknown concepts and others into the self. For the first time, altruism becomes selfish. A future that respects the dignity of the earth and all life, and respect for your dignity, that is, an optimal future for the whole can be realized.
I think that animal liberation activities are effective in protecting animals and at the same time doing activities that expand people’s sense of space, time, and spirit.
[I met with Mr. Satoshi Komiyama] A dolphin activist, After the movie “The Cove” was released, when the action to dolphin hunting increased most, it is the person who has been active as the center of the Japanese. Flippers Japan https://www.facebook.com/FlippersJapan/
Mr. Komiyama told mee various stories at that time, opinions on current activities, ideas, etc. Naturally, the story is not over, and I would like to hear the story again and exchange ideas.
We also got some ideas for collaboration, so we could do something interesting. Please stay tuned.
※ Photograph is two people who talk about charm of dolphin