We post stories about the the Great 3.11 Disaster that occurred in Northern Japan in 2011.

The Fukushima Red-Zone Baby Cow

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Tokyo, May 7th, 2012

Dear readers,

We have briefly met Mr. Naoto Matsumura, aka “the Buddha of Fukushima” on the last day of Golden Week, at the TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo.

Mr. Naoto Matumura had provided us a photo of the little cow we previously reported on. On April 17th, the cow was born with a lot of difficulties, inside the FFZ (Fukushima Forbidden-Zone), within the group of  other cows Mr. Matsumura is taking care of. The exact number of cows is unknown but we believe the total number should be around 400.

The mother-cow was extremely ill, and Mr. Matsumura thought her progenitor was dead even before birth. However it came to life for a brief moment. It lived 3 days,  after being transported outside the red-zone, to the closest town’s animal hospital, in Miharu town. The cow died at the hospital.

(Photo: Kyodo News)

Obviously, the cow was weak… and died, but isn’t it weird-looking? I am worried.

Written by Nathalie Stucky

May 7, 2012 at 20:31

3 Responses

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  1. I am just sad to hear about all of this.


    May 9, 2012 at 09:20

  2. That baby doesn’t look weird. She’s being held oddly. At least she was full term. Other calves have been born and survived. There could be any number of reasons she didn’t survive, but at least Mr. Matamura was able to get her to a vet. They can also post her to find out what went wrong. I hope mom survives. Do you know if the Int’l Vet group has offered to spay and neuter any of the animals he is caring for? Or offered help for the dog missing three paws? They thought they could fix the one paw she kept injuring.

    Puller Lanigan

    May 10, 2012 at 22:20

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