The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently led a summit in Japan to offer safe methods to remove abandoned pets from the evacuation zone near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. In response, the Japanese government is finally on board to open the door for the evacuation and treatment of animals contaminated by the radiation.
A PR Newswire story includes the following –
“” According to reports, officials in Fukushima have also allowed evacuees to bring pets out of the danger zone and continue to live with them in temporary housings that are being made available. “”
Good news. The suffering of these animals has gone on too long. I wonder – sadly – about the number who have died during the past weeks.