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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:36 PM
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Vets to enter evacuation zone to deal with abandoned animals (JAPAN)
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Agriculture officials said Sunday they plan to send a team of veterinarians into the evacuation zone around the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to check on hundreds of thousands of abandoned cows, pigs and chickens, many of which are believed to have died of starvation and neglect.

The government is considering euthanizing some of the dying animals, officials said.

Farmers in the area were estimated to have left 3,000 cows, 130,000 pigs and 680,000 chickens behind when they hurriedly fled the area last month when the nuclear crisis started.

With no time for burials, veterinarians who find dead livestock will spray lime over them to prevent them from spreading disease, agricultural officials said.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/team-o...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:02 PM
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1. An additional trauma for those vets..
To have to euthanize the survivors of such a horrible event.. :cry:
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:54 PM
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2. heroes..........
what an awful situation.........
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