Regarding the May 13 article “Kan orders slaughter of all livestock in 20-km hot zone“: At first the government had said that farm animals would be transferred to other prefectures after they were decontaminated. Was that just a lie?!
The government seems to have no concern for living creatures. If dealing with the nuclear disaster is only a matter of compensation money, how can Prime Minister Naoto Kan expect to get the understanding of farmers? I wouldn’t.
The government should have provided the necessary equipment to farmers, and animals owners should have been allowed to go back and take care of their animals so that they wouldn’t starve.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government are making so many victims. Money will never be able to repay people for their sufferings and losses.
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