My Fukushima cattle story is long, but then their story has been on-going since the earthquake. They have been abused and have suffered greatly. They are being exploited and that continues without much public knowledge. If you have read all of their story, then you are one of the rare “few” that has taken their journey. You have been a part of their efforts to survive, despite everything. They are like every form of life, they would like to live. There is a cow in the photo, this cow ripped his nose to break free of the tie that held his nose-ring; the reason was to be able to live and not die tied to a pole.
I have followed the Fukushima cattle for a very long time. It is a story that has been told in bits, but never completely. I have tried to do that for their sake. As some of the Japanese bloggers have written: The cattle are not like cats and dogs. They are not small and are not considered the same as cats and dogs because people eat them. BUT, the Fukushima cattle should be viewed like the exclusion zone cats and dogs ; they are all survivors of natural disasters and man-made disasters. More importantly, they are survivors of the BETRAYAL of a GOVERNMENT that did not recognize them as LIVING BEINGS. They have been called trash and having no value. Any life has value, even if it is only recognized by 1 person; that in itself gives them the validation that they do make a difference to at least 1 person.
Thank you for reading their story and to those that have shared their story: thank you on behalf of the Fuksuhima cattle.