The Fukushima Left Behind animals continue to live in abusive conditions. The Government of Japan and the Japan Veterinary Association are aware of this. Money that was DONATED by people from around the world to help the Fukushima Disaster animals has been given out by the Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies; the primary recipient of these “charitable” funds is the various Japan Veterinary Associations in Japan (all affiliated to the Japan Veterinary Medical Association). Most of these organizations no longer are assisting in anyway the Fukushima Left Behind Animals. However, from the radiation research reports being generated, it is not difficult to imagine where the money that the various Japanese veterinary associations is being used. Based on the Japanese Animal Welfare Act, the scientists that use animals for research are supposed to “self” regulate themselves. Maybe that is the same principle that was applied to distributing the Fukushima Animal Disaster Relief Funds by the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, part of the Headquarters for the Relief of Animals in Emergencies. They “self” regulated themselves to a hefty portion of the disaster relief funds. So much for integrity and ethics.
This study is one of the national projects associated with the Great East Japan Earthquake and has been entirely endorsed and supported by the Japanese government through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
Currently, we are further collecting tissues from animals, including cattle, in the evacuation zone in order to construct a tissue bank which represents a variety of species. As the first stage, we are going to make dose assessments of deposited radionuclides in animals. Microscopic examinations of necropsied animals are also underway to find lesions that could be directly attributed to the effect of ionizing radiation. Our study…. should contribute to improvement in public health and radiation safety.
A Japanese Research Veterinarian “self” regulating his work with animals according to the Japanese Animal Welfare Act