April 22, 2013
The list of Japan’s Veterinary Associations that received “funding” or money that was donated to help the Fukushima animals by the Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies
(31 December 2012) amounts to MILLIONS of yen. However, there is NO JUSTIFICATION since the Veterinary Associations have not participated in any Fukushima rescue efforts SINCE the last Government Rescue. For what reason have they continued to received massive donations? This money was given to HELP the disaster animals, not to assist veterinary associations that NO LONGER RESCUE.
A complaint about this “discrepancy” in distributing funds will be sent to Japan’s Ministry of Justice as well as to the Prime Minister of Japan. Those funds ARE NOT being used in the “spirit” in which they were donated. The evidence can be seen on the various Japanese veterinary associations web pages. And, it can really be seen by the number of Fukushima pets that remain in the evacuation zone. Please send in your own messages as well.
Ministry of Justice:
Prime Minister of Japan:
April 19, 2013
Animal Aid reports a phone call that they received from a person that wanted to adopt a Fukushima Rescue Cat. Animal Aid did a follow up to the phone call that they received since they felt that there was something strange about it and the woman that they spoke to about adopting a cat. The phone number belonged to a Pharmaceutical Company that did Animal Testing. Animal Aid says that they are not sure what to make of this. They are in shock. They say that this could have been a “prank” but why? Because of this phone call, Animal Aid will be tightening up their fostering and adopting procedures for their rescue animals. They are urging everyone that runs a shelter to do the same. Although this has not happened to Animal Aid, this is not the first time that people have taken animals for harm. A man that supposedly wanted to foster animals ended up killing the cats that he took. He was arrested and has gone to trial. His sentence,many people felt, was not harsh enough and many people protested his sentence.
Animal Aid is very worried about this phone call and any possible “deception” that may be used to take Fukushima animals. Please be careful about who you let an animal go home with, they ask.
April 19, 2013
“Kiyomi Yokota, a naturalist and secretary of the Fukushima Nature Conservation Association, said that standing up for wildlife in the current situation would be difficult. “If people want to go home, I don’t think I could tell them, ‘No, stop the decontamination, save the fish,’” he said. Human health, in other words, trumps habitat.”
“Some species on the prefecture’s Red List of endangered or threatened species — including a grassland butterfly and the Japanese peregrine falcon, both listed as “vulnerable” — are found there and could be impacted if projects like these are implemented on a large scale.”
“Officials involved with the cleanup are well aware of the drawbacks to these approaches: huge amounts of radioactive waste that no one wants to store long term; immense investments of money, labor, and time; damage to wildlife habitat and soil fertility; increased erosion on scraped-bare ‘You take away all the soil and the ecosystem is destroyed,’ says one scientist. hillsides; and intrusion by people and machinery into every area scheduled for remediation.”
Nuclear Industry and the “unspoken” cost of its “safe cheap energy”. And, as is apparent with the whole Fukushima Nuclear disaster, no concern about the Fukushima animals, wild or domestic, shown by anyone involved. The animals that live there don’t pay taxes, the people that they would like to have move back, well, they do. And, as the Government of Japan has shown by their financing of radiation studies; the animals in the Fukushima contaminated areas, they are just a way for them to be able to measure “external and internal” radiation exposure.