It seems like with all the current news stories taking the for front in everyone's mind the tragedy in Japan has fallen to the back. But unfortunately, that tragedy is far from over especially for the pets that had to be left behind in the the 20-km exclusion zone near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. On April 22nd the Japanese government cut off people going back into the No-Go Zone with little to no warning. Many people that were living in the evacuation centers (where pets are not allowed) continued to return to their homes to feed and care for their pets, but for the past weeks those pets have been left to fend for themselves.
According to Japan Animal Earthquake Rescue and Support (JEARS), there are 5,000 to 10,000 domestic animals in the exclusion zone. The conditions are continuing to get worse and some animals are dying of starvation. Please watch this short video to see a first hand account of what is happening.
These brave rescuers are going into the No-Go Zone despite the ban to try to save these pets. It is a huge battle they have on their hands.
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