Help the deer by protecting them from starvations, promote birth control, and help the mountain
  • Petitioning Katsuhiro Mano

This petition will be delivered to:

Hatsukaichi City Mayor
Katsuhiro Mano
Hiroshima Prefectural Governor
Hidehiko Yuzaki

Help the deer by protecting them from starvations, promote birth control, and help the mountain

    1. Keiko Olds
    2. Petition by

      Keiko Olds

      Minnesota, MN

In 1996, in Miyajima, Hiroshima the Itsukushima Shrine became a world spot of the UNESCO World Heritage. For 6,000 years, deer have thrived there. Long ago, people worshiped the deer as a servant of a god, and offered food to small temples. After the war, the deer had decreased in population, so people decided to feed them. Because of this, millions of people began to come to see these tame deers. Giving them excess food increased their population, but the mountain's vegetation was raided by deer. The city decided to reduce their population. This methods of reduction is very brutal. Their method that they have decided to take, is to stop feeding them and therefore would go into forest where they would search for food. But there are not much vegetation in the mountains anymore and as a result, they could not find suitable foods. The injured or sick deer were not treated, and the city allowed the deer to starve to death in order to reduce the population. The dead deer are classified as "naturally dead" and the city will take no responsibility of the cause. There are over 400 deer overall. The deer have resulted in eating tourist garbage such as plastic bags and paper, which results in death. The deer's fur was not glossy and healthy as before. Ribs began to show up on their sides. Soon, the deer attacks local garbage or eat stones and plastic bags in their desperate pursuit for food. In the city, with the pity for the deer, a weak person continues to feed the deer. And those deer whom are critical to death are kept well alive.  There are volunteers that consistently pick up trash, but more trash are littered more then they can pick up. The government, without planting new bushes or adding more trash cans to the area, won't make the attempt to restore the health of the mountain. As a result, 100 deer die each year, and those 100 deer babies born are weak. It is brutal to feed the deer to promote tourism, all of a sudden quit feeding them, then thrown back into the food less mountain. I have gathered over 5000 signatures. There were 6000 deer living on the island before humans have settled there. It has grown to become a symbol for that land. With the land marked as a world treasure, the deer is part of that treasure as well. There are many deer that just sit on the ground without moving. Since this is a Shinto shrine, this is a very unacceptable situation to their beliefs. These deer are adapted to humans giving them food. We must keep them and care for them until they are well enough to be released from the wild. Please sign this petition in order to restore the health of the mountain, protect the deer, and control the birth of deer. 

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To:
Katsuhiro Mano, Hatsukaichi City Mayor
Hidehiko Yuzaki, Hiroshima Prefectural Governor
Stop starving the tame deer

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Aug.8.2013

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      Over 1800 people signed. Thanks everyone.

    3. This guy in Hiroshima was helping out this poor deer with it's flies.

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer
      Hiroshima Deer Herding

      This guy in Hiroshima was helping out this poor deer with it's flies.

    4. No food on the mountains, they search inside oyster shells for food

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer
      世界遺産安芸の宮島に居る鹿

      餌やり禁止と言われ飢えている鹿は牡蠣の殻をあさる。山には食べるものがないのだ。

    5. Eating map. Very hungry.

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer
      Miyajima Deer Eats Our Map

      There are many wild yet tame deer roaming around Miyajima, Japan. Very similar to what you would see in Nara. You can feed them, pet them, and they just don't care. We were sitting on the steps leading down to the beach and one deer decided to help itself to our only English map.

    6. Deer is eating paper because no food around.

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer
      Miyajima Deer eating paper

      These dear deer were pretty hungry. They decided to eat Japanese newspaper.

    7. Aug.6.2013

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      Over 1700 signed!!! Thank you everyone. Please write comment as many as possible. I send to Hiroshima gov. Please tell them your mind feeling, thinking. Idea. Thanks a lot.

    8. Aug.5.2013

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      In New York, it is possible to avoid the death of deer by injecting birth control drugs in the female in order to reduce their population. This method will begin soon this fall. It may take a long time, but this method assures their population is at a healthy level. In New York, they want to avoid killing the deer. They value and take care of them. I wish they use this method in Hiroshima, Miyajima.
      NY village has no-kill plan to reduce deer herd _ inject females with birth control drug
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ny-village-has-no-kill-plan-to-reduce-deer-herd-_-inject-females-with-birth-control-drug/2013/08/03/649486b0-fc62-11e2-89f7-8599e3f77a67_story.html

      NY village has no-kill plan to reduce deer herd _ inject females with birth control drug

      HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - This suburban village overlooking the Hudson River is a mere 2 square miles, home to a hip downtown, neighborhoods of neatly kept homes and an ever-growing population of deer that overrun woods, chew through gardens and cause more than a dozen car crashes a year.

    9. Aug.5.2013

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      Over 1600 signed. Thanks a lot!!!

    10. Aug 4 2013

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      over1500signed.Thank you very much everybody!!

    11. Reached 1,500 signatures
    12. Aug.3.2013. Thanks. Comment.

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      Please protect and save deer population. they have right and feeling in the alive. stop cruelty , this is wrong and not fair. do the right things. respect and love deer alive. Thank you. on Petitioning Hiroshima Miyajima Government: Stop starving the tame deer
      From Anonymous

    13. Aug.1.2013

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      I sent first form to Hiroshima governor and Hatsukaichi sity mayor today!

    14. Please comment as much as you can.

      Keiko Olds
      Petition Organizer

      Please comment as much as you can. I'd like to send them to Hiroshima, Miyajima government along with the signatures. I will also post these comments in my blog. I will not post personal information.

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      Save Wonderful Nature and Animals + ART

      I made Petitioning Hiroshima Miyajima Government: Stop starving the tame deer In 1996, in Miyajima, Hiroshima the Itsukushima Shrine became a world spot of the UNESCO World Heritage. For 6,000 years, deer have thrived there. Long ago, people worshiped the deer as a servant of a god, and offered food to small temples.

    15. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Hanawa Yumiko HIROSAKI, JAPAN
      • 4 days ago

      人間だけの地球ではありません!

      人間の勝手だけで成り立つハズがありません!

      人間としての処置をお願い致します!

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      • 6 days ago

      ぜひ、いい方向へ向かって欲しいです。

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      • 11 days ago

      増えて困るなら、なぜ、バースコントロールしない?観光地って、どこもかしこも、金稼ぐだけか?生命を軽んじて、何が神宮か!

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    • 岸本 義康 OSAKA-SHI, JAPAN
      • about 1 month ago

      もっと他に平和的な方法があるはず!

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      • 2 months ago

      人間の都合だけで動物を苦しめるな!

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