Fukushima plague spreads: Animals Dying, Area Uninhabitable

Everybody remembers the massive scale earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant accident that occurred on March 11th 2011. As the situation grew worse the Japanese Government ordered the evacuation of all people in a 20-30 kilometre radius around the nuclear plant. This area is now inhabitable but many animals remain including dogs, cats, cows, pigs and horses. The Japanese government didn’t make a plan to save those animals that had to be abandoned by their owners.

Many of the pets’ owners thought that they would have the opportunity to return to their house in couple of days. But as it turned out they could not return for several days and even weeks. When they finally had the opportunity to return and gather up their belongings many owners discovered that their beloved pets had died of starvation or ran away. The owners of farms could not move many big animals such as cows and horses due to lack of resources and man power.

There were an estimated 15,000 pets (dogs and cats), 3,500 cows, 30,000 pigs, 440,000 chickens and an unknown numbers of horses that were left behind. It is now six months since the disaster, unfortunately many of the animals have die from dehydration and starvation. However, there are still a few thousand animals that survive.

These animals have miraculously survived this tough situation with the help and care from some animal loving volunteers and groups. These groups have been forced to break the law by entering the government’s 20-kilometre radius no-entry zone just to help these animals. Saving animals from the no-entry zone is still prohibited. Unfortunately the Japanese government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) still do nothing to help. There ignorance is behind the loss of all these precious animals. All these animals’ voices have to be head before the situation becomes worse.

Mainstream media in Japan has hardly mentioned the situation these animals face. Therefore, many Japanese do not even know about this tragic situation.

Please help us to save the lives of these animals.

Get active on these issues in your communities.

Help spread awareness.

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