My Fukushima cattle story continued: Some of us started to die soon after the evacuation. Dairy cattle need a lot of water, and will begin to have problems very soon. It did not help that the Government of Japan also shut off the water suppy to this area.
The Government of Japan also sent a team of Veterinarians to go around to see how many livestock animals were still alive. All they did was count. When they saw us suffering, they did nothing to help us. Their job was to just count any of us that was alive. Some of them even took movies and later said that they felt bad about us. We couldn’t understand how they could take movies of us, but would not help us even when they saw us in terrible pain and living in terrible conditions. There were mother cows that kept letting their baby feed, even when it shortened their own life. It was the last gift their mother could give to their baby, but after the mother died, there was no one to keep their baby alive. Her baby died alone.
Some of us had to wait for the Government officials to come and kill us. While we waited, we also died. But, no one ever came to help us, not even those veterinarians that came to count us. Not even Dr. Shigeki Imamoto. When you viewed his videos of the Fukushima animals and saw the animals still alive, did you wonder why he never helped them?