May 10, 2013
Complaint about the Distribution of Charitable Funds collected for the Japan’s Disaster Animals
Requesting an investigation to determine how funds were distributed by the Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies. The money was donated to help the disaster animals in Fukushima. However, Japanese Veterinary Associations and other organizations have received funds， despite no longer participating in ”rescue” efforts. There are many pet animals still in the Fukushima abandoned zones as a result of no money to create new shelters. This would not be so terrible if ALL the money that was donated to them had been used to HELP them. It is a travesty to see that the money given to help them is not being used in the spirit that it was given.
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May 9, 2013
What seemed to be a common theme, early during the days that the Fukushima pets were abandoned was the number of pets that were found dead in the road, or by the road. It seems that many of the Fukushima Abandoned animals wandering on the road were hit and “let’s hope” killed immediately. Many of the articles mention that these animals had collars. There is no exact number of how many Fukushima Left Behind pet animals were killed by cars, buses, or trucks. It must not have been worthy of a “Japanese government survey”.
Some of the animals may have been killed when the Fukushima pet owner that was trying to sneak their pet to the evacuation center was caught. The Japanese Government officials pulled the bus over, and made the owner leave the animal on the side of the road. Of course, as always, the Japanese Government officials’ priority was the “safety of the people”, but it’s amazing that they had no consideration of the “mental trauma” that their actions caused on the owner or family of the pet that were FORCED to leave their pet.
Many say that when it was a dog, it would try to run after the bus until it could not follow any longer. Another let’s hope would be that the owner of this pet was not evacuating with their children who got to witness the entire event. “Safety of the people first” is the Government mantra, too bad they are not bright enough to realize that mental health is just as important.
August 9, 2012
1.1 trillion yen of the reconstruction budget will be returned to the national treasury and used to repay the government debts or other purposes. But, how much of this money was donated for “relief efforts”? Nice that the Government of Japan continues to withhold the money from the evacuees, even though they know they are suffering. This way, the evacuees can just move back to the Government of Japan’s Declared “safe” areas to live and pick up the where they left off. And, forget about using it to help the Fukushima animals that are still in need of rescue. BONUS, the Government of Japan can just use that money for …..maybe some more Whale RESEARCH or something just as USEFUL, there are plenty of Scientists that can use that money for Research on something that WILL NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE to anyone but them.
By EIJI ZAKODA/ Staff Writer June 29, 2012
Forty percent of the reconstruction budget of about 15 trillion yen ($189 billion) remains unused, despite the continuing suffering of disaster victims and companies in the quake-hit Tohoku region, a government report showed.
The Reconstruction Agency said too much of the budget was set aside for repairs to roads and bridges, but the municipalities responsible for such infrastructure projects lacked the manpower, time and expertise to come up with blueprints.
The 15 trillion yen was earmarked in supplementary budgets for fiscal 2011 to rebuild areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11 last year.
More than 9 trillion yen had been used by the end of fiscal 2011 while about 5.9 trillion yen remains idle, the agency’s report said.
About 4.8 trillion yen will be carried over to fiscal 2012 for reconstruction projects. But the remaining 1.1 trillion yen will be returned to the national treasury and used to repay the government debts or other purposes.
About 1.1 trillion yen was earmarked specifically for public works projects, such as repairing bridges and roads. Only 20 percent of that amount had been used by the end of fiscal 2011.
“We could not spend the money because municipalities were unable to come up with reconstruction plans,” an official at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said.
For public housing for disaster victims who lost their homes or were forced to evacuate, only 400 million yen of the 111.6-billion-yen allocation has been used, the report said. With no prospects for future construction of public housing, the remaining 111.2 billion yen will be returned to the national treasury, officials said.
Of the 2.4 trillion yen allotted to the land ministry, only 40 percent, or about 950 billion yen, was used in fiscal 2011. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries spent only about 600 billion yen of the 1.5 trillion yen of reconstruction funds under its control.
By EIJI ZAKODA/ Staff Writer