PROMETHEUS TRAP a series about Villain Japanese Veterinarians that only Help Disaster Animals when Forced

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If you are reading the Prometheus Trap series, you might be thinking “what great guys those vets are”. However, you might want to rethink that. Based on the last story:

“Alarmed by the wretched conditions at the pet shelter operated by Fukushima Prefecture, Jun Kawamata, a veterinarian, confronted Masatoshi Oshima, chief of the prefectural government’s food and sanitation hygiene division.”

“But the prefectural government didn’t allow volunteers to work at the shelter and had gone so far as to keep its location a secret.”

Isn’t that odd. The Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies gave Fukushima prefecture animal first-aid headquarters 93,660,000 yen ($945,600). They gave the Fukushima Veterinary Medical Association 17,000,000 yen ($171,600). That is a total of 110,660,000 yen ($1,117,300).

On the Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies site
(http://doubutsukyuen.org/main/index.php/about), it clearly states that the Fukushima Veterinary Medical Association is working with Fukushima Prefecture, the Ministry of Health and Welfare Food and Environmental Health Department. But, more importantly, it says the Fukushima Veterinary Medical Association is responsible for : Operation of the shelter.

This is clearly another case of trying to make the “veterinary medical associations” that took so much money donated to the relief of disaster animals, look like they have done so much for the animals.

The fact is that the veterinarians should have been responsible for the animals from the time they supposedly “rescued” them to the time they were placed in the shelter. Maybe if they had done this and had really worked with the animals, the shelter location would not have been such a mystery as the article claimed. The Veterinary Medical Association is responsible for running the shelter and collected all that money, why are they so surprised and outraged at the conditions that they were responsible to prevent.

Jun Kawamata, mentioned in the Prometheus series as “a veterinarian” is really the -Head of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Animal Rescue Task Force of Fukushima Veterinary Medical . (http://www.knots.or.jp/corporation/2011/06/profile2012-en/#ito)

“Alarmed by the wretched conditions at the pet shelter operated by Fukushima Prefecture, Jun Kawamata, a veterinarian, confronted Masatoshi Oshima, chief of the prefectural government’s food and sanitation hygiene division.”

Interesting how that BIG detail was left out of the article. I had recognized the name and just had to go through my records to find why I had remembered it. I am glad that I finally found it because it sure is good to be able to give Jun Kawamata the actual credit of his position so that people did not think of him as just a “veterinarian”.

It seems that a few Japanese individuals are getting upset with the Prometheus Trap articles. They point out that it is very two-faced for the veterinarians to try and blame the Fukushima Prefecture officials when they are the Veterinarians and were supposed to be working to help the animals.

More importantly, there are some that refer to the an news article that was done in June 2011 about the terrible conditions of the shelter (which is what probably motivated Jun Kawamata, mentioned in the Prometheus series as “a veterinarian” who is really the -Head of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Animal Rescue Task Force of Fukushima Veterinary Medical to work on the new Fukushima animal shelter. The first “shelter” which was a warehouse was closed.)

This article “What’s going on with the donations to the affected pet? Where is the 400 million yen. 2011/6/19

Mainichi Broadcasting System from VOICE. 被災

ペットへの義援金 どうなってるの?4億円の行方。。毎日放送VOICEより

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This article/newsclip made many people angry about the conditions that were shown in which the rescued pets were being kept. There was a howl of outrage over the shelter’s handling of the animals and questions about where the money was that had been donated. Of course, at this point, there was a huge effort to create the second shelter and point out that the rescued animals were now safe in their “new” shelter. (Lots of interviews with veterinarians for those articles.)

However don’t bother looking for the article or the video news clip. They are “no longer found”.

http://www.mbs.jp/voice/special/201106/16_616.shtml

The requested URL /voice/special/201106/16_616.shtml was not found on this server.

Also the video …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdw1T1KH75M

This video is unavailable.

The Prometheus Trap series should have been called the “Japan Veterinary Medical Association Propaganda Series”. The articles are not about the animals, they are about making the vets look good and to justify all the money that they have taken.

PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (7): Dogs in shelter finally get some attention (May 06, 2013)

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/life_and_death/AJ201305060001

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