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Since a massive earthquake struck Japan in mid-March, many residents in the Fukushima area—home to one of the country’s nuclear power plants, which is now unstable—have been unable to return home because of fears over radiation poisoning. Despite the fact that farmed animals and companion animals are dying of starvation in Fukushima, the Japanese government has declared a 20-kilometer no-go zone around the nuclear plant and has threatened to prosecute anyone who enters the area. It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of pigs, chickens, and cows inside the zone.

While local animal protection groups in Japan have been advised that government operations are underway to rescue companion animals, farmed animals are apparently continuing to suffer. Animal protection groups who have offered—at their own risk—to enter the 20-kilometer “no-go zone” to help with rescue efforts have not been permitted to do so. Many animals have already died of starvation, dehydration, or hypothermia.

Please take action now. Click here to urge the Japanese government to take immediate action to transfer farmed animals inside the 20-kilometer no-go zone to facilities where they can be cared for or to euthanize any animals who are suffering. The animals would thank you, if only they could.

Posted by Jason Baker


  1. Kathy Javens...
    May 6th, 2011, 9:48 pm

    Helping animals is just as important as helping people.

  2. Sylvie FLAK...
    May 7th, 2011, 3:14 am

    Pity for these poor animals ! Don’t let them suffer………….

  3. Dan Sandman...
    May 7th, 2011, 3:28 am

    Thank you.

  4. Artemis Asproyerakas...
    May 7th, 2011, 3:33 am

    UNCONSCIONABLE! Those animals should never have been abandoned in the first place. Allow the rescue groups and any owners the access they need to do whatever can be done at this VERY late date. End the suffering for the animals AND for their owners. This was a travesty that could have been avoided.

  5. emilia...
    May 7th, 2011, 4:08 am

    we must help these poor animals

  6. priscilla...
    May 7th, 2011, 4:27 am

    NOUS compatissons a la douleur des japonais qui ont perdu des etres chers mais il faut sauver aussi les animaux qui agonisent c est une question d humanite aussi aupres des animaux. Tous etres vivant doient etre secourus

  7. Elgrit B. Russell...
    May 7th, 2011, 4:39 am

    The Japanese people have suffered so terribly from these events and have lost everything. To many people, their pets were like family and they love them dearly. To not allow the people to go in and rescue their pets brings shame upon those who won’t allow that and is causing further sffering for the people and their pets. It is just wrong – let the animals be helped now.

  8. Eve Saglietto...
    May 7th, 2011, 4:47 am

    Lassen Sie nicht alle diese unschuldige Tiere sterben !

  9. ines vasquez...
    May 7th, 2011, 4:54 am

    I’m beggin your government to take immediate action to transfer farmed animals inside the 20-kilometer no-go zone to facilities where they can be cared for or to euthanize any animals who are suffering

  10. andrea steinke...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:02 am

    Very inhumane indeed! Despite the fact of voluntary help.

  11. Daniel Woods...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:06 am


  12. Sonia Fey...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:09 am

    we do have to help those animals who are suffering……!!!!!

  13. Mark Page...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:20 am

    Please have compassion for all the animals in the Fukushima zone.

  14. caterina...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:37 am


  15. caterina...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:39 am


  16. Leigh Saunders...
    May 7th, 2011, 5:41 am

    Come on Japan…do the right thing and euthenize these animals…they are suffering!

  17. martyn bassett...
    May 7th, 2011, 6:08 am

    Very inhumane, although people were offering to help the animals.

  18. Diego...
    May 7th, 2011, 6:23 am

    Scandaloso… siamo nel 2011!

  19. Eileen Young...
    May 7th, 2011, 6:24 am

    The Japanese Government have done enough harm to the earth. Now they are leaving thousands of animals to starve to death. What the heck is wrong with them. Save the animals, and stop being so stupid.

    May 7th, 2011, 6:35 am

    Los animales son seres qu sienten tanto miedo y dolor como los humanos, por favor no se olviden de ellos

  21. Kate Kenner...
    May 7th, 2011, 7:22 am

    It is not just people who are suffering. It is people who were responsible for having those animals where they were though and it si people who should now take care of them I implore you to not let these animals starve to death. I hear how Japan loves animals; well, please help them then. I understand there is a lot to do there but it is not the fault of the animals so please help them.

  22. Nathalie Blanchet...
    May 7th, 2011, 7:30 am

    Please help the animals

  23. Ann Lafave...
    May 7th, 2011, 7:47 am

    Dear Sirs. Please help the animals of your country. Get them out of the 20 kilometer, no-go zone please.
    Thank you for your time
    Ann Lafave

  24. Ann Lafave...
    May 7th, 2011, 7:49 am

    Dears Sirs. Please look after the countries Animals. Take them out of the 20 kilometer no-go zone.
    Thank you
    Ann Lafave

  25. Liliana Ruiz...
    May 7th, 2011, 8:43 am

    Please avoid any suffering ,animals feels pain too.

  26. bob orlando...
    May 7th, 2011, 9:04 am

    animal walfare

  27. Tammy Ebers...
    May 7th, 2011, 9:05 am

    Please help them.

  28. Wanda S. Ballentine...
    May 7th, 2011, 10:55 am

    Please protect animals out of 20 kilometer zone.

  29. LOU FRANK...
    May 7th, 2011, 11:11 am

    Please do not let these animals suffer anymore than they have to
    show some compassion

  30. Beth Brant...
    May 7th, 2011, 11:28 am

    Please allow these animals to be helped. The Japanese have already lost so much, don’t make them suffer even more by taking away a means of comfort and solace!

  31. Ligita Mikelsons...
    May 7th, 2011, 11:31 am

    Please help the farm animals; don’t let them linger and starve to death.

  32. Ann Breeden...
    May 7th, 2011, 11:54 am

    It’s a matter of being moral and ethical to do wgat s right for these animals. Please help them.

  33. Filomena Viana...
    May 7th, 2011, 9:50 pm

    Help the animals please and have respect for them like should be.

  34. leveillard geraldine...
    May 9th, 2011, 7:03 pm

    pas de commentaire

  35. Carlos Losada...
    May 14th, 2011, 7:59 pm

    Humans are guilty of the nuclear cradk in Japan so you are responsible too to take action for the animals affected. Please, take care of that innocent beings that are suffering and dying cruely. And do it now!

  36. Christine Barnes...
    May 15th, 2011, 1:34 am

    Do upon to others as you would like done to you. That includes animals and nature. Animals have just as much right to call Earth their home as we do, if not more. At least they have morals.

  37. Anon...
    October 25th, 2011, 5:54 am

    Why is it that because they have four legs, floppy ears (or not) and have a different physical structure to ours, that makes humans think that they can abandon these beautiful animals when they need us the most? Why, if there were HUMANS in the no-go side, of course they would help. But would those same actions be offered to animals? No. Humans and animals are equal, so they deserve as much rights as a human being receives. They deserve protection, access to medical treatment when ill or unwell, and a lot more than humans give them. Mahatma Ghandi once said “the more defenceless a creature, the more right it has to protection from man against the cruelty of man.” Why does this beautiful quote continue to be ignored?

  38. Haydé Ardalan...
    October 25th, 2011, 8:33 pm

    There is no difference between these animal survivors of the quake and tsunami than there are with the people of Japan!
    I consider all beeings as part of this earth and they each have the right for resptect so please take care of these fragile animals who need us humans to save them!
    Thank you

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    November 6th, 2011, 6:22 am

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  40. CP1525NW...
    November 26th, 2011, 10:22 pm

    Admirable blog!!

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    December 14th, 2011, 4:08 pm

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