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Japanese veterinarian to speak on Japan’s power plant disaster & animals

Japanese veterinarian, Dr. Shigeki Imamoto (JCCCNC)
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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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Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Under: Japanese earthquake, Radiation & Pets | 1 Comment »

UC Davis News: Don’t give potassium iodide to your pets

Family pets by Karl Nielsen, Benicia, CA
Kiki & Newman Xmas 12

I just received the News release below cautioning pet owners NOT to give potassium iodide tablets to their pets. Please read it carefully. It’s important. Thanks. /Gary

University of California, Davis
March 17, 2011

PET OWNERS CAUTIONED AGAINST GIVING POTASSIUM IODIDE TO ANIMALS

Pet owners anticipating the possible movement to the West Coast of radioactive material from Japan’s damaged nuclear power plants should not give their dogs, cats or other pets potassium iodide tablets, cautions a UC Davis veterinary cancer researcher.

“At this point there is no risk to pets in California stemming from radiation released from the tragedy that continues to unfold in Japan,” said Michael Kent, a faculty veterinarian who specializes in radiation cancer therapy.
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Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2011
Under: Cats, dogs, Pets, Radiation & Pets | 2 Comments »