This article shows the lies behind the Government rescue stories. The Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies all defer to the Ministry of Environment. Minister of the Environment is Goshi Hosono. The Government claims of not being able to help the farm animals are lost when you see that they managed to transfer some pigs that they wanted to use for radiation testing. They found the ability to move these animals, but only because it served their purpose. The nightmare that the owners of these animals have endured could have been resolved long ago, but since the Ministry of Environment, and Minister of Environment, Goshi ” like to watch the animals die” Hosono, did not want to invest the resources to manage the animal situation, many of the animals suffered and died.
This is clearly an example of the lies that have been told about how they care about the people who have been displaced by TEPCO. There is nothing shown by the Government of Japan and the Minister of Environment, Goshi ” I like to eat mochi cakes while I watch the animals die” Hosono that would back that claim. The action of taking the pigs shows a clear picture of hypocrisy.
Goshi Hosono, Minister of Environment and Nuclear Crisis Management
INTERNET CLAIMS OF RADIATION ZONE RESCUE. NONE WHOLLY VERIFIED:
▶ Four government-sponsored groups under the banner Headquarters for the Relief
of Animals in Emergencies — Japan Animal Welfare Society, Japan Veterinary
Medical Association, Japan Pet Care Association, Japan SPCA — are prepared
to “receive animals” and provide pet food, but not enter the zone itself or take in
strays. They defer rescue to Japan’s Ministry of Environment.
▶ However, a Fukushima emergency shelter for “owned” animals exists. When
leader Susan Roberts, (Japan Cat Network) met with Fukushima officials in
early May, she viewed photos of 50 exclusion-zone animals in a well-equipped
warehouse shelter. Susan noted that many had been rescued BEFORE the 20km
zone was sealed. An official told her they are now here to consolidate efforts. It was
confirmed that no animal groups will gain permission to enter the sealed zone.
▶ We have no proof that significantly more animals are now at this shelter. This does
not mean they are not there; we simply cannot verify their presence. Similarly,
ground teams can’t authenticate if government workers are rescuing/feeding in the
20km, though one unsubstantiated report says 27 animals were recently retrieved.
▶ 5/18/11: Japan Rep. Tamaki states that next home visit to Tamuramachi is 5/22/11,
too long for animals to wait. With cooperation of JVMA, Tokyo and other prefectures,
they plan to enter earlier. Rep. Tamaki also asks municipalities to feed and water
animals. He says they are “moving forward to save lives.”
▶ 5/17/11: The Japanese Veterinary Medical Association announces sign-up for
veterinarians to enter the radiation zone, per request from Japan’s Ministry of
Environment. A pet rescue plan for Tamura shi, with JVMA, Fukushima Veterinary
Veterinary Association and other voluntary vets, is discussed.
▶ 5/10/11: Fuji TV News Network reports that evacuees can retrieve cats, dogs and
other companions when they temporarily return to homes in 9 cities, including
Tamura and Minami Soma, vacated after the “Fukushima No. 1 Reactor Accident.”
Ministry of Environment and Fukushima Prefecture are to coordinate rescue of pets
”tied to ropes.” Minami Soma pigs are to be transferred to a Tokyo University farm
in Ibaraki Prefecture [presumably for animal experiments on radiation exposure.]
▶ 5/5/11: Photos are released of animals evacuated from the radiation zone and
moved into the Fukushima government-sponsored warehouse shelter.