This is an excerpt from this article : Fukushima’s Abandoned Dogs By Mary Hamer, M.D 27 April, 2011
It makes some interesting points, I found the section below to be the most interesting.
*GOOGLE SEARCH: A Google search of the words: Cars, Football, Wall Street, Cable TV & Lipstick in April 2011 revealed about: 1.7 Billion, 861 Million, 111 Million, 54 Million & 40 Million hits, respectively – compared to only about 18 Million hits for the term: Abandoned Animals. Based on this simple Google search: Humans value: Cars, money, sports, entertainment & cosmetics — more than abandoned animals.
*MEDIA BIAS AGAIANST ANIMALS: The news reports about Fukushima & other natural or man-made accidents & disasters – such as earthquakes & nuclear accidents — often do not talk about animal suffering, injuries & deaths. Listen to the next news report about a storm or wildfire that states there were No injuries or deaths – The media is referring to No Human injuries or deaths – No acknowledgement is made of Animal injuries or deaths. Humans fail to consider the pain & suffering of animals. Our Homo Sapien species is self-centered & narcissistic. Humans feel they are the Superior species & therefore humans often deny, ignore, don’t care about & abandon: injured & dying animals.
*IT’S JUST a DOG: Some people might say: Who cares about an abandoned dog or cat or farm animal in the Fukushima region? The common phrase is: “It’s just a dog”. But, “To everyone who says, ‘It’s just a dog’ (I say) & ‘You’re just a human’”.