This Is How One Man Is Helping Thousands Of Abandoned Animals Survive After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster


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This 55-year-old man, Matsumura, is the last man standing in the radioactive area of Fukushima Daiichi, which has been evacuated since march 11, 2011.

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And he is only living in a small town called tomioka, just seven miles from the power plant, just to look after the abandoned animals in the area.

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He has been nicknamed macchan, as he looks after almost all of the animals ranging from dogs, cats, horses, ostriches etc.

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He also fled the area when the earthquake and the consequential tsunami struck, but returned very soon to feed his dogs.

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Soon enough he realised that there were so many other animals who needed his help, so he decided to stay.

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Even though Matsumura is not ignorant of the dangers of the radiation, but he “refuses to worry about it.”

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When asked why is he risking his own health, he replied,

“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”

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Matsumura was heartbroken at the sight of thousands of animals starving to death and being chained or locked in barns with no food or water.

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So understandably, he freed many animals that were left stranded and chained.

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A lot of them now rely on this 55-year-old angel for food.

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And even though the government has tried to stop him from staying in the area, his resolve remains unshaken.

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He went to help the animals in 2011, and hasn’t looked backed since.

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He gathers the funding for all the food solely from people.

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For his tremendous service to the society, he has been titled ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals.’

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Looks like he is quite satisfied with his life as well. You can visit his facebook page here and get more info on how to donate.

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