Fukushima Farmed Animals Get Help

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The Japanese Cabinet officially announced that the Prime Minister has ordered the Fukushima governor to euthanise all the farmed animals in the 20 km “no-go” zone. As sad as it is, the animals – many who have been without adequate food since the earthquake and tsunami in March – will finally be granted a peaceful end to their suffering.

Shocking images from the affected areas show dead farmed animals and some who have been cannibalised by others.

Thank you to all who wrote to Japanese officials urging them to take action.


  • C.T. commented on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I wonder if “farmed animals” includes the dogs and cats left wandering, or if they are still being rescued. As for the cattle, horses, chickens, hogs, and other livestock… rest in peace now, sweet ones. Death is not good, but it far far better than to be left to starve and suffer. I am glad that someone is finally paying attention… ignoring these animals has not taken away their suffering…

  • s sureck commented on May 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    This is NOT the help the world s sureck…
    May 29th, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Problems that only Euthanasia can solve? WHY weren’t those who left Japan allowed to take their pets with them? ALL U.S.A. organizations were petitioning for this, were these requests ignored? WHY weren’t Rescue teams allowed in at the earliest time?

    WHERE was our government in facilitating evacuation? WHO said please let us know if there is anything we can do to help? WHEN? HOW?

    After all, now we have been told that the elderly in nursing homes have been abandoned that are in the critical 10/20 mile range. WHY were they not removed sooner?


    Our hearts are with the people of Japan as they mend their way through the tragedies of earthquake, tsunami & radiation.
    May all the fallen rest in peace.

  • Silwni commented on May 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    How kindly will they be treated when euthanized I wonder? And how unfair to kill the survivors now who have been struggling so hard to make it! To kill them all, and so late after so much suffering – is just a cop-out. I cannot understand why they refused to let so many welfare organisations go in to help – after all these wonderful people were prepared to risk their lives for the animals and they should have been allowed to do so. Will the Japanese learn to be better with animals and to abandon the stupid practice of nuclear power? I doubt it. Makes one feel so helpless and angry – I would happily take those in power and dump them somewhere to starve and see how they liked it – you would have thought after the suffering in the war they would know and behave far better than this. When will people treat non-human animals as the equals they are?

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