The failure to tend to animals

Sagamihara, Kanagawa

Regarding the March 28 front-page Kyodo article “Noda draws on Fukushima lesson“: I would like to add to the series of flashy remarks made by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

I am very unhappy with how Japanese authorities managed the lives of animals in and around the area affected by radioactive substances released from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant — for example, the abandonment of leashed dogs and livestock.

What happened to these animals while people were completely evacuated is unforgivable. I ask myself if this country is really civilized. I wish somebody could deliver my feelings of disgust with the government over its absolutely poor skills in managing lives.

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ritsuko shimada