The Guardian Of Fukushima's Animals


The Guardian Of Fukushima's AnimalsPosted by Opposing Views on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Over 16,000 people were forced to leave their pets behind when Fukushima was declared a radiation zone in 2011. Only one man was brave enough to return -- and he's taken it upon himself to care for every last animal in the town:

Fukushima, Japan was declared a nuclear radiation exclusion zone after the 2011 disaster. Over 16,000 people were forced to evacuate, leaving their animals behind. 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura returned to care for his own animals, and realized countless more needed his help. He has lived by himself in the 12.5 mile exclusion zone for 5 years. The guardian of Fukushima’s animals may be the only human in town, but his work is far from unappreciated.

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