Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cattle starving in Japan

A few souls braved the risk of radiation to check conditions in Fukushima. Livestock had been forgotten. The owners, afraid of the radiation clouds emanating from a nearby nuclear plant, fled without making any provisions for their livestock. I thank the animal activists who risked their health for this. More details here 

In this farm, the cattle were slowly starving to death. It is painful to see. Japan's struggle isn't over yet.
We need to pull together. The same team went back later to find some townspeople had visited the farm to feed the cattle, but then the Japanese government issued a ban on travel to the area. Evacuation is mandatory.  It was deemed to dangerous for humans to travel across a 20 kilometer radius. The volunteers can no longer get in. Update here

 For more of my posts on Japan click here: Best political cartoons on Japan disaster
  and  here.

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