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tv   101 East Japans Pet Otter Obsession  Al Jazeera  January 19, 2022 2:30am-3:00am AST

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intelligent social and playful. the small mammals have a knack for capturing people's hearts once hunted for their fur. today, what's his face? a new threat. that charming nature is fueling a huge surge in their illegal trade is pets and social media appears to be driving that demise. this vulnerable species of being cold in the wild, sold online, and smuggled illegally by criminal syndicates from southeast asia. one of the main markets is japan. one i want east investigates the trade in wild, alters, ah, ah, tokyo, the world's largest metropolis, hulu, densely packed with millions of inhabitants japan's capitol. it's hardly the 1st
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place you'd visit if looking for wildlife. however, in recent years, a new phenomenon has been sweeping through this concrete jungle animal cafes where customers pay a cup, a charge to sit in a cafe and pets, a number of cute, domestic animals. mm. but his businesses compete for customers. this been a disturbing shift to ever more exotic species. and one animal seems to be more popular than any other. the asian, small, clo daughter our 1st stop is to the original, and arguably, most famous, ought a cafe in all of japan. ah, to revoke one hour with the office and you can pat some of the different animals and hair and then you come outside and included in the price of this little ball of
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awesome traits. do they stay in here all day? i thought hey, in this is paige overhead. i ok. where did they come from? japan and japan. yes. they got their bread, so then you got them. like yeah. how many do you have? oh, vasily. only 3. ha. okay. the water mammals, a captain, a small plastic box with a hole large enough, only for visitors to feed them through. ah, if this is one of the most highly rated cafes in the city, i wonder what the other establishments will be like. so this is also a philosopher habitat there any protected breeding facility in southeast asia. wonder if this is, well, i got off the phone with one of the things you'll notice her
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bench absolutely thing. and a lot of the office in pretty agitated this is very different. the last place that we visited with bright lights. we got pumping music. got awesome, fucked into all of the few tiny little cages being picked up. man handled by taurus all the time. wild alters usually eat fish and cross stations. here they had no choice but to consume a diet dictated by their owners. see aught as a well adapted to life in the water. but in cafes like this most don't have access to any at all. and it seems to be affecting their well being in this also not on the part of the style if you can see it, but it's just a little bit of anom remaining.
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speaking to the star, we try to discover where these authors are coming from. so they're a brita brita here in indonesia. and then you by the authors from indonesia, and i send them to japan that jeff, for the way of justifying what's going on in these rooms here is. and this is for leah consolation center in indonesia. the mother has only 4 breastmilk, but they also can birth 5 to a has a baby also. they also give birth to 5 to right babies. if we let them live in nature, some of the baby authors will die. the popularity of alter cafes has been steadily rising, but not all locations are quite as comfortable placing the animals on clear display and it soon becomes clear why without thank you. you having fun. oh hi guys.
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i here here. i nice. i i've only been in the small room for about 10 minutes with his music playing. and i'm already start to lose my mind so much money likes babies. autos have stuck in have almost all day every day. i will, this isn't where the 2 s or a time is up here. very eye opening experience flips i. these particular authors up read in japan and then brought her whereas the other place we found out that i wrote, ha, importing them from indonesia. it seems i was whole also tried as a bit of a web right as to where are these animals coming from
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a what's driving the demand for keeping them in captivity. one answer is revealed by a search on the internet. social media is powering the popularity boom of ot cafes and otters in japan. there are hundreds of thousands of people who subscribe to alter video channels online. some of their videos, half millions of views. after cats and dogs could also be the internet's favorite animal. to find out why someone would want to keep an otter as a pet. when meeting 2 of the world's most famous authors and the owner, a yahoo gucci, known as punchin. ah . like many pass manian bevels does running around in circles,
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playing with all of that totally. these guys might be the same size as a, as a cat. very cute as well. so that definitely not domesticated in the same way. very rowdy. and what about access to water? i have punch. i said we got to be very careful because it can get quite wet in here . they also get very excited. they even have a little puzzling boom. myself that is crazy. as you can see, these are very much wild animals. you had a lot of energy and they also biases. wow. why is it that you're also became such celebrities? america? no tech. it's over. so cuz you're still seeing are they got an acre,
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they're ninty that they thought the look them up. so was it like having office as part of your family? my demo, nguyen, nickel donati, dealing with another with mental, they're good. they can deal with us. that's what the video they filled with, but still, and what would you recommend say for example, i came to you and said i want to buy and also would you recommend or, or not? cause a lot that i was. 6 assuming was it is another athletic coming through the simona book, e l costa, c a o me. and i got the lawyer. i got it. i got up that i need help with the lot. yeah. i'm with the whole way. where did you get them from? i said he cut the calling up bahama money, so we said they cut the facial there in law. so crisis have asked them around. i thought in our court, given them one of them and ethan hyde on, i got
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a funny got that the horns. you have us there, have i sometimes i arcos message is clear, don't try this at home. but her social media posts seem to be having the opposite effect. ah, and she still trying to buy office locally with us is clearly being loved nationwide and wild japanese river artist declared extinct in 2012. where exactly are all these animals coming from? based on what a jacobi told us, we dig a little deeper into the exotic patsy and make plans to head out of the capital. i've just arrived into a city outside of tokyo, called yokohama. and i am here to visit what seems to be a rather infamous zoos, stroke pet. so they call themselves a zo, yet from their website,
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they seem to sell anything from anteater, to mountain. my and many different types of monkeys, and possibly offices of got no idea what to expect, but give it a go. owls to rasa servile. sloss penguins square monkey. and chameleon this time there is virtually every type of animal you could ever imagine. say a porcupine, for example. o h n a she o my word vince her own. oh, i lived in bonia for a few years and i never saw one been throwing out in the wild. and now here's one
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and a tiny little sound. the owner has no problem with us, filming all this really, as he explained, my purpose is to show people cooperative anamosa. yeah. not from the internet, but back to the smelly. hopefully. if animals are on the same page, they go like this. yeah, all the time. they don't think about, you know, really particularly the real us. and what about, um, authors, will i, i bought order from yours. sounds funny to import a jam auto from europe. but they breed the auto. that's why i have toaster introduce our 1st bill. would it not just be easier to get them from asia? auto opponent from good. i'm looking for reading before i remember me.
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i hope for the last time i was in texas who she knew, dixon. i separated them out to wait for the right time, unavailable. they may say what i good by saying ronald patton. most those are wise on us. i wouldn't say about the i think, who are you, who are you the label? ah baby photos. it log showed on tv show. and unfortunately about ringler. what those into, how's a corporate id and the reason why it wouldn't be, is we don't have enough supply. so some of smuggled in
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despite how open the shop owner is about his justifications for keeping exotic animals. we are still left with many questions about how ot is a being brought into japan. most pet cafes say that alters were legally imported from thailand or indonesia. but animal rights investigators say the cafes don't have the certificates to prove it. to find out more, it's time for us to leave japan on next. stop in denisia, we meet up with weld animal protection, evidence manager abby parker, and she's brought us to a location. the group has been closely monitoring for a while. we're currently driving to the outskirts of town to go visit them.
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a line of reading thumb or intelligence suggests that this is a captive reading facility valdez. most recently, it's also declared, it's out the conservation and say, what's interesting is, who are reset. we found out that the owner of the farm also opens a chain intractable to cafes in japan, which is where we believe the officers from the malign fall of beings. and has anyone from wild animal protection ever visited this place? so we've tried to gain access to this farm. after all, it said breeding center. it's a conservation facility and it promotes itself in a very positive light. however, our investigators have always been refused access. and the question is, why, what's hiding behind those doors? mm hm. arriving at the center, we went to see if they'd allow us to where we go. ah,
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no good, it's all. we're instantly denied access. so we try to obtain as much information as possible. how many, how many other a little bit about all i know i do more than 20 today to up willa. yeah. well yeah. but sounds like a lot, a lot of office and i mean having babies after the release of fire, they're both of them. let them know where do they get them from color my and that i may be from the government because it, because this is where the center line doesn't know where the officer coming from or whether going to without going inside. all we could do is
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speculate well for a facility that claims debris, a breeding center, there was no sign of breeding, no, even any sign of cups. and for site that claims to be a conservation center, there was no sign of any sort of conservation activity going on there and, and ultimately no sign of release back into the wild. ah . that night i'll be explained exactly what the ongoing investigation had uncovered. i think the biggest issue that we're having as this farm was originally founded as a breeding form. however, it now describing itself with this consolation entity. having spoken to the owner of the farm who also owners, these japanese cafes. he said that he's he wants to retain as many options as possible to the wild school. he's actually committed to returning 10 percent of the
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stock. they're born in this facility to the wilds and the remaining 90 percent can be exported to japan, most likely for the pet industry. all these interactive pet cafes that to me isn't a conservation facility. what was interesting is that he said that i have a new release to office in the last year, right? the japanese cafe, the telling us that they're only and importing the 5th off to cut the week off. we know that the cafes are importing $50.00 to $60.00 offers per year. now the number 50 just makes sense. if they were gonna import this many alters, would have to save production of about $250.00 of the cubs per year. if it was true that only the people to cup was being imported, those numbers to state make sense. so we want to find out more about how old is it being taken from the wild and sold a 4th and told us if we want to look for authors to head to the largest pet market
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in the entire country. justina gar, a market east of the capital jakarta is a sprawling hop, the animal trade a plethora of exotic species seats in tiny metal cages. distressed and sweltering under the hot sun walking around the market. it's not hard to believe that indonesia is considered a global hot bed because exotic penetrates across facebook alone. there are hundreds of public and private greeks dedicated to exotic patter to ship comprising hundreds of thousands of on mine members and laws against keeping endangered animals out weekly, enforced. so no, sir, no, brian, but i am because you got arrested because this because illegal. anyway. i see i
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at another market in the capital, i find one man willing to talk so long as we hide his identity. the gentleman over there. 6 said that they do have brown, but i am, i do have offices. so now we just got to head up to your 3rd floor and check it out . any dental, any mon make and bromide here? yeah. if the price is right. what? maybe maybe tiger money, me and white one the one you can buy a baby tiger here in jakarta, you law dot com. believe you can pay the police, you can pay or be outdoor. if this, it turns out we just, we told you this morning to auto,
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we traded from this market for the market. we were earlier, even though we were told all morning that i haven't tried it offers and years. mm hm. we have to find another way into the market. social media has led me to some dedicated animal rights activists. and one of them is willing, ah, once again, their identity is hidden for that safety loss. i make contact with someone who is willing to go into the market for us under cover and poses the buyer. so just off to meet him now downstairs and attach hidden camera to him and send them back into the market and see what in tele, makeup, and this goes under your shirt with letter
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size paper. so keeps posted on what's up with after an anxious wait. we finally made contact unless it just come in that he's honest to locate, stole the author, fella. he's not there at the moment, but he's gonna try and get his contact details again come back. in the meantime, he might ask some of the other sellers whether they have any office feeling a little bit, no. okay, how to go when? well, i think there's a man who is a buyer from local people who want to sell any kind of a new, a new for why one more thing. one.
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yeah. the white one is cheaper a letter in the game tomorrow if you want. i can i send it to water city? ah, well, in that way he has exported, alters wholehearted not any a lower one of them came to let him in. and so with that single inquiry, a chain of events he set in motion. ah
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ah, why is it as humans that we think that everything is just a frost to exploit or enjoy? just take also, as a small example, we rip them from the wild. we then take the babies. we keep them in our houses and habitats that are completely unsuitable for them. and then the mom handled by humans for the rest of their lives. for the really sobering thing is also just one of thousands of species that are actually using exhausted pat tried and so fact i really just the tip of the iceberg.
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