11 May '11, 1am

Animals are starving in the no-go-zone Pls sign petition #animals #Japan #rescue

On April 22 the Japanese government closed off a 20-km zone surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant and created a new crisis for the estimated 5,000 to 10,000 cats, dogs and farm animals left behind after the disaster. Before the complete shutdown of the area, pet owners were regularly going into the No-Go Zone for short periods of time to feed and care for the animals they were forced to abandon when they were moved to evacuation centers. Japan Animal Earthquake Rescue and Support (JEARS) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have been "working every angle" to feed and rescue the animals in the area and pressure the Japanese government to allow access to the exclusion zone. JEARS reported the guardians of the animals are heartbroken over this development. The group said this on their website: "The pets in the 20 kilometer zone are loved and wanted by ...

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