It's been a long time since I've checked your blog. I just watched Yoshida-san's appeal from more than a month ago; by the end I was in tears. She is a kindred spirit to you, Dorami Mama!! Her appeal was very compelling.I noticed you have posted many such compelling articles recently. It is good to be the champions of animals. As Yoshida-san said, we are all existing together globally with animals. They are within our "inner circle" (nakama). I hope the govt. has begun to change its thinking about caring for these poor animals.