Since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, there have been many stories coming from the area. Mostly stories of the horrid handling of the disaster and truthful conspiracies. Many stories of the hardships have surfaced from the residents of the area, now left homeless. But now we have a happier story in the Fukushima area.
During the governments evacuation of the 12 mile zone, thousands and thousands of animals were left stranded and forgotten. With many owners not being allowed back, the animals were left with no food or water, and many being chained up or locked in houses.
55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, dubbed the Guardian of Fukushima’s animals, wasnt worried by the government exclusion zone. He returned after the evacuation to feed his animals, and realized that many more in the area needed help. He has been returning for 4 years now to feed and tend to the animals left behind.
Taking care of a litter of kittens.
Some animals can’t tend for themselves.
He loves helping the Animals.
Food supplies have been running low.
Matsumura is the only human brave enough to live in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone
Matsumura knows that the radiation is harmful, but he “refuses to worry about it”
“They also told me that I wouldn’t get sick for 30 or 40 years. I’ll most likely be dead by then anyway, so I couldn’t care less”
All the animals get quite happy when Matsumura comes to visit
He also freed many animals that had been left chained up by their owners
The government has forbidden him from staying, but that doesn’t stop him either
The commute has been rather slow lately. 😀
He started in 2011 and is still going strong 4 years later
He relies solely on donations from supporters to work with and feed the animals
Matsumura discovered that thousands of cows had died locked in barns
His supporters are calling him the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’
Its a big job, But someone has to do it.
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