I just received this News Release. Please give it a read. This could just as easily have happened here in the U.S. Think about it. /Gary
Animals Left behind in Fukushima Evacuation Zone
Japanese veterinarian to speak about his efforts to save them
SAN FRANCISCO – A Japanese veterinarian, who is in the United States to help raise awareness of the plight of livestock abandoned in the evacuation zone in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, will be giving a Feb. 10 talk about the issue and his efforts to save the animals.
*** The talk by Dr. Shigeki Imamoto will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 10) at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco, and is being sponsored by the JCCCNC and its Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
Imamoto, who runs the Shinjo Animal Hospital in Nara Prefecture, realized that there were many veterinarians who were fighting to save dogs and cats in Fukushima and considered livestock the forgotten victims. He began fighting for the lives of cows, pigs, horses and chickens and helping the region’s farmers. He became the chief medical advisor for the organization Farm of Hope, an organization which is trying to help farmers in the 20-kilometer “no go” radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima. The zone was declared a restricted area by the Japanese government on April 22, 2011, because of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
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