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Public Animal Shelters in Japan


AUTHOR: Moe Honjo, Student in the Law School of Lewis and Clark University (Portland, Oregon, USA), Former intern with the Research Group Animals, Law and Society of the UAB (2nd Edition), Legal Rapporteur for Derecho Animal

TITLE: Public Animal Shelters in Japan

PUBLICATION PLACE: dA webCenter, April 2014

In this report, Ms. Honjo discusses the state of Public Animal Shelters in Japan, specifically in the city of Yokohama. Ms. Honjo shows how historical factors have influenced the form and function of Japan’s shelters in comparison with other countries and how shelters are responding to legislative novelties in Japan, and the impact that this has had for abandoned animals in the country.

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