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The Animals of Fukushima

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 02:04 AM
Hello all,
I did not see a thread addressing this issue specifically. So, here is a small collection of videos and reports about the animals left behind after the evacuation of the towns neighboring the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Pet rescuers brave Fukushima danger zone

Hungry Farm Animals in Abandoned Town Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Fukushima: Cattle on Abandoned Ranch Starve to Death, No Sign of Owner’s Return

Some of these are a week or so old, but with the recent announcement of an enforced "no-go" zone of 20km around the plant—things aren't looking better yet.

Feel free to add more links.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 02:08 AM
And just like usual everything suffers for our mistakes.
Saddening to see

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 02:12 AM
Lets believe and hope and pray they find peace some beautiful day.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 03:53 AM

How to Help Animals
Good list of the many ways to contribute.

Free Kibble Donation, Cat and Dog site
Does day/s where dog and cat food is donated to Japan. Just by answering the question of the day you donate food to shelters and rescues.
edit on 22-4-2011 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by dreamingawake

Thank you for posting those links. There are many folks over there doing their best to help the animals left behind. With the Japanese government not allowing anyone into the 20km zone from now on, I don't know how the humanitarian efforts will continue.
And also with the expansion of the evacuation zone coming at the end of the month, many more family pets and farm animals will be left to fend for themselves.

Here is a video originally posted by ofhumandescent in the main Japan Nuclear Emergency thread.

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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 11:54 AM
New Update from NHK regarding the livestock.

Abandoned farm animals

Fukushima Prefecture has launched an operation to euthanize some of the animals left in the 20-kilometer no-entry zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Six Fukushima officials, including veterinarians, entered the area on Monday, the first day of the mission.

The no-go zone has more than 370 livestock farms containing 4,000 cattle, 30,000 pigs, 630,000 chickens and 100 horses. But many of these animals have died or are facing starvation since their owners evacuated, and some remain outdoors.

The prefecture plans to euthanize the weakened animals, return those grazing outside to barns, and disinfect the carcasses of the dead ones.

The prefecture says it will not kill any animals unless their owners agree, as there is no current law stipulating what should be done in such a situation.

It will conduct the work through the end of May, while discussing with the central government ways to compensate the animals' owners.

A veterinarian taking part in the mission said the work will begin with medical examinations of the animals in the area.
Monday, April 25, 2011 14:02 +0900 (JST)

Well, we are finally getting some numbers of the livestock effected. One thing I don't get is why they say they'll return loose and grazing animals to barns. One of the only reasons why they're still alive is because they have access to food and water... outside of their barns.

There is also a video report in this link:
Abandoned farm animals

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