The Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergency created by the Government of Japan consists of JSPCA, Japan Pet Corporation, Japan Veterinary Medical Association, and Japan Animal Welfare Society. AKA : doubutsukyuen.org . This organization has the money but would rather not use it on the animals. They would rather hoard it and wait. The slower they are to do anything, the more animals die, and the more they are able to keep the money for themselves and for their “pet” projects.
The saying ” slower than molasses” is actually describing something that is faster than the Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergency organization. I am not sure if they attended the same ” managerial ” school that Goshi Hosono attended, but it is very clear that none of the individuals that were placed in positions of great responsibility for the lives of the Fukushima Disaster animals are capable of managing the project given to them. Since March this cluster of individuals has had time to put the money given to them to use. They have had time to get their teams in order and actually do something for the animals that were in need of aid. And, yet , the best they can do is a crappy shelter that had to be investigated by a newspaper to have them fix it and the rescue of a handful of animals. (No the animals that were rescued by other organizations do not count.)
What do you want to guess is the number of individuals that are not volunteers but in higher positions that love to tell their friends that they are doing so much good ( the unspoken part would be : for themselves and their egos)? Do you think that any of them have actually gone out and helped? My guess is no. I keep seeing that woman all dressed up and attending a convention. I bet she told everyone that she was so important and honored to be able to help the disaster animals. In the meantime, how many animal deaths can be attributed to their inability to do anything? And, they would have you believe that they represent animal in need.
Do you think that the Japan SPCA actually knows what those letters stand for? Do you think that the Japan Animal Welfare Society actually understands that they are supposed to be worried about the welfare of the animals and not the welfare of themselves? And, how about the Japan Veterinary Medical Association? Do you think that they are not to be found because they are too busy sneaking around killing the farmers livestock, after the government tricks the farmers into signing a consent form?
What I can guarantee you is that none of these people cared about a nameless Calico cat that had to be released when there was no more room for her. They would not think twice about the starving animals in the disaster zone as they shovel food in their mouths and drink all the water that they want. This Calico cat had nothing.
The rescuers went back looking for her, but she was not there. They went back again and this time, by luck, they were told that there was a cat trapped in a house. It was the Calico. That would be about 2 weeks trapped in a house with no food or water. She was rescued , taken to a vet because she had lost so much weight , and died the next day.
If I tell you how much it hurts to read about these stories of the animals that are found only to die would you believe me? Would you believe how long it takes to do a story like this because I can’t see the screen from the tears that I cry for this nameless cat? She was just one cat. She had no name. I am grateful to the rescuers that found her, again. For their determination to not forget her. And, for not letting her die alone thinking that she mattered to no one.
She matters to me. And, I have cried for her spirit, hoping that it is no longer confused and in pain.