started this petition to
The Emperor of Japan
SAVE TAKESHI KOIZUMI, A MAN WHO KILLED THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RUTHLESS DEATH OF HIS DOG
Takeshi Koizumi suffered a tremendous emotional shock at the age of 12 when his dog was snatched by the dog catchers from his younger sister and culled almost immediately. On that day he vowed to avenge his beloved Chiro later in adulthood by killing those responsible for such cruel policies. 34 years went by since the accursed day when Chiro was put to death. In 2008 Koizumi places a talisman around his neck containing Chiro’s photograph and a few tufts of his hair, and goes to stab to death one of the former administrative vice ministers of the Japanese Health Ministry and his wife. This ministry and its administrative vice minister are responsible for determining the policy of the pounds ( the so-called Animal Love and Protection Centers) where, over a three-day period, cats and dogs are disposed of, suffering an agonizing death in gas chambers - the ‘dream boxes’ - , with no effort to look for adoptive families. Furthermore, in the past, before gas chambers became common in Japan, dogs were beaten to death, a fate that, in all likelihood, Chiro suffered.
Koizumi didn’t commit murder only for his Chiro; he rebelled against the whole system of putting animals down ruthlessly – he did it to avenge millions of animals killed over the years.
The boy who vowed to avenge his dog and the man who rebelled for the sake of the animals is now on Death Row, waiting to be hanged.
Please sign this petition in order to gather enough signatures to ask the Emperor of Japan, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice to grant a pardon to this man who already suffered so much, and the Japanese Supreme Court to consider this case with fairness and impartiality.
If you want to know Koizumi’s whole story, look for the e-book IN THE NAME OF THE DOG – The True Story of Takeshi Koizumi and His Quest for Animal Rights on Amazon Kindle (KDP Select).
Posted: 5 April 2014 (Updated: 14 April 2015)