Japan has vowed to take the care of animals as a nation and will set up a national animal shelter to help with their care.
In a statement posted on its social media account on Tuesday, the government said it would take the responsibility of adopting out pets from July 1 and the first three months of 2018, as well as all animals living in shelters.
The announcement came after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a televised speech in September to promote the nation’s pet industry, calling on the country’s people to “take care of our pets.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Modi (L) speaks during a meeting of the Cabinet at the Prime Minister House in Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2021.
Prime Minister Modi made a television address to promote Japan’s pet industries, calling for the country to take its pet care responsibilities seriously.
Abe had said in September that he wanted to bring about a shift from the country of more than 2.3 billion people to a country of one billion by 2020.
The country’s pet adoption website has already been revamped with a new design, with a list of adopted pets and more information on the adoption process.
The country also plans to introduce new policies that will allow pets to be kept indoors, which will help keep animals in better condition, according to the statement.