Animal activist in search of abandoned pets. Odaka, Fukushima "No-Go Zone". Japan

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Pierpaolo Mittica

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Animal activist in search of abandoned pets, Odaka, Fukushima “No-Go Zone”, Japan Due to the radiation leak from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the population fled in haste, leaving everything, including animals. According to official estimates, in the forbidden area were abandoned 10,000 dogs, 7,000 cats, 3,000 cattle, 30,000 pigs and 600,000 chickens. The worst situation was for the animals on farms, most of them died of hunger and exhaustion. During the night, several animal activists illegally entered the Exclusion Zone to rescue pets and other animals.