Fukushima: Life with Horses in Evacuation zone


“Soma Nomaoi(Soma wild horse chase)” that has been designated as a significant intangible folk cultural asset was held on 27 to 29 July in Minami Soma city which is located 40 km away from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. There is still evacuation zone in a part of this city. More than 400 horses with people costumed samurai paraded streets and did horse racing. It was originally for training samurai, and it has been handed down for over 1000 years. After the nuclear accident, Nomaoi has been reported on medeia as a symbol of recovery from the disaster. This year more than 160,000 people came to this festival to see the cultural event and to support Fukushima. But recovery in Fukushima has lots of contradiction. Nuclear plant is not under the control and people who are living in contaminated area is still trying decontamination. The problem is still there.
The word “Restoration of Fukushima” has overflown in Japan, but problems are not solved and talking about radiation is a kind of taboo.This photo story focuses on a farmer who provides horses to “Soma Nomaoi.” He is living in an evacuation area.
What does “Recovery” mean to people who are living in Fukushima?
Iitate village with its 6,500 residents was a municipality located about 40km away from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. After the nuclear disester, this village is designated as an evacuation zone, and nobody canʼt get permission to live there due to high contamination.
Hosokawa farm is one of the biggest farms in Iitate village and has been run for more than 100 years. Tokue Hosokawa is the third generation of this farm. He and his daughter Miwa aged 27 train horses to provided them all over Japan for TV commercial, drama, cinema and some festivals which need horses.
A month after the accident, Fukushima prefecture decided to cull domestic animals which were living in the evacuation zone. Animals remained there were not fed. Some became wild and some died of hunger. The reason to cull horses was “hygiene management”.
However, Hosokawa continued to feed his horses going from the place he refuged after the accident. And he fed them so as not to let the prefecture kill his horses. He had about 130 horses in his farm before the accident. And 86 horses evacuated to another place.
About 30 horses have remained in Hosokawa farm because he could’t find a place for them to refuge. He has been continuing to feed them. He and his daughter also helped 752 horses and caws to move from an evacuation zone to a safe place using 2 trucks just after the accident. According to Kyodo news, more than 1300 caws were culled until December 2012.
From the beginning of 2013, 16 horses including foals died in succession for 6 months in Fosokawa Farm. Experts performed an autopsy on a dead body, but they couldn’t find a main cause of their sudden death. Health center of Fukushima took their blood test and inspection, and the result showed that the causes were not infectious desease and parasitic warm. Symptoms were very similar. Once they became unable to walk, they died between several weeks.
This May, he tried to reveal the cause of their sudden death, and he decided to euthanize a horse whose symptom was similar to the other dead horses. And femoral muscle was detected cesium 200 becquerel/ kg by the researcher veterinarian Dr.Hiroyuki Ichikawa. They are studying this data tying to find the effect for their sudden death.
“I could live here thanks to my horses, so I can’t leave here without them. I have lived with horses since I was a child. So horses are my family. I can accept culling, if these horses have infectious desease. But they are fine. This is totally unacceptable. One day, I helped a cow which was pregnant. After evacuating from theMzaoyne2,0a13. calf was born. Unfortunately, his mother died of hunger. But this calf is still alive in another prefecture. I was very happy to help her baby,” he said.
Their most proudly work is to provide horses to intangible cultural asset named “SOMA NOMAOI(Soma wild horse chase)”. He provided about 60 horses to this event before the accident. But this year he provided about 20 horses. He provide horses that is from the other farm. Mainly these horses were trained by Hosokawa once. He couldn’t provide horses from own farm in iitate this year. However some horses that training was not enought were trained in Hosokawa farm.
“There is no future in this village. Only my house that light is going up in the night. Newspaper and mail doesn’t carry to my post. No restaurants and no shops… No people dosen’t come to my house. Only raccoon dog and fox comes to my house. Japan becomes such a pathetic country. After the accidents, my family fell apart. My daughter tried to commit suicide… I am relieved that she survived.
When I saw the foals,I entertained a flicker of hope. but even these foals died… There is no future. Nobody want to live without future. Here is Japan. Do you think it is really okay with this situation in Japan?” He said.
His daughter has a tattoo on her feet to remind herself of her decision to quit her job and go back to her father’s farm. It read “Hosokawa Farm.” “You can know I am Miwa of Hosokawa Farm, wherever I die.” she said.

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Extreme weather events over the last few weeks of October 2013.


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Number of dead pigs flooding Shanghai river rises to nearly 6,000


Chinese officials maintain that the drinking water is still safe despite the surge in swine found in the city’s Huangpu River. The carcasses are believed to have been dumped by farmers following police efforts to halt the illegal trade of pork products from diseased pigs.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:10 PM
A dead pig floats on the river Monday, March 11, 2013 on the outskirts of Shanghai, China. A recent surge in the dumping of dead pigs upstream from Shanghai - with more than 2,800 carcasses floating into the financial hub through Monday - has followed a police campaign to curb the illicit trade in sick pig parts. (AP Photo)

AP

The Shanghai government announced on Tuesday that some 5,916 swine carcasses have been pulled from the Huangpu River.

BEIJING — The number of dead pigs found floating in a river flowing into Shanghai has reached nearly 6,000.

The Shanghai municipal government said in an online announcement that 5,916 swine carcasses had been retrieved from Huangpu River by 3 p.m. Tuesday, but added that municipal water remains safe.

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City officials say the municipal drinking water is still safe to consume.

The surge in the dumping of dead pigs – believed to be from pig farms in the upstream Jiaxing area in the neighboring Zhejiang province – has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs.

Shanghai authorities said the city has taken proper measures to safely dispose of the pig carcasses and that the city’s water plants are stepping up efforts to disinfect public water and testing for six common swine viruses.

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Officials believe the carcasses were dumped by farmers in a neighboring province.

The Shanghai government reported no major swine epidemic, widespread pig deaths or dumping of pigs within the city boundaries of Shanghai.

The state-run China News news agency said Monday that Zhejiang province had reported no swine epidemic but that a provincial agriculture official blamed cold weather for the deaths of the pigs.

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Authorities check the dead pigs, not seen, which have been pulled out from the river on Monday.

The official, who was identified only by his family name Gu, told China News that the practice of dumping dead pigs into rivers lingers among some pig farmers in the city of Jiaxing. “We are still introducing the practice of collecting dead pigs,” Gu was quoted as saying.

Shanghai authorities have been pulling out the swollen and rotting pigs, some with their internal organs visible, since Friday – and revolting images of the carcasses in news reports and online blogs have raised public ire against local officials.

Beijing-based writer Li Mingsheng expressed shock when he learned of the latest number of dead pigs in Shanghai.

“This is not only an environmental issue but also a public moral problem,” Li wrote. “What’s been polluted is not only Shanghai’s river water but also the spirit of our country people.”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/number-dead-pigs-floating-shanghai-river-rises-6-000-article-1.1286389#ixzz2NPNSv000

Note: The real elephant in the room: What killed all these pigs? I saw mention of a suspected swine virus, which doesn’t make any sense unless it’s an airborne plague that has 9000 pigs dropping dead within day’s of each other.  From what I’ve learned thru researching Earth changes, it sounds like farmers are having problems with massive hydrogen sulfide releases into the environment. See jumpingjackhypothesis.blogspot.comfor more information and preventative measures.

NBC: Animals quietly falling sick and dying near oil & gas drilling — Cows tails dropping off (PHOTO)


Published: December 1st, 2012 at 8:57 pm ET
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Title: Livestock falling ill in fracking regions
Source: NBC News (Full report here)
Author: Elizabeth Royte, Food & Environment Reporting Network
Date: Nov. 30, 2012
h/t Anonymous tip

In the midst of the domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil- and gas-drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying

[…] Earlier this year, Michelle Bamberger, an Ithaca veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, published the first (and, so far, only) peer-reviewed report to suggest a link between fracking and illness in food animals. The authors compiled case studies of twenty-four farmers in six shale-gas states whose livestock experienced neurological, reproductive and acute gastrointestinal problems. Exposed either accidentally or incidentally to fracking chemicals in the water or air, scores of animals have died. The death toll is insignificant when measured against the nation’s livestock population (some 97 million beef cattle go to market each year), but environmental advocates believe these animals constitute an early warning. […]

In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.) In north central Pennsylvania, 140 cattle were exposed to fracking wastewater when an impoundment was breached. Approximately seventy cows died; the remainder produced eleven calves, of which only three survived. In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead. […]

Photo: Jacki Schilke

[…] Ever since a heater-treater unit, which separates oil, gas and brine, blew out on a drill pad a half-mile upwind of [Jacki Schilke’s North Dakota ranch], her own creek has been clogged with scummy growth, and it regularly burps up methane. “No one can tell me what’s going on,” she says. But since the blowout, her creek has failed to freeze, despite temperatures of forty below. (Testing found sulfate levels of 4,000 parts per million: the EPA’s health goal for sulfate is 250 parts per million.)

Schilke’s troubles began in the summer of 2010, when a crew working at this site continued to force drilling fluid down a well that had sprung a leak. Soon, Schilke’s cattle were limping, with swollen legs and infections. Cows quit producing milk for their calves; they lost from sixty to eighty pounds in a week; and their tails mysteriously dropped off. […]

http://enenews.com/nbc-animals-quietly-falling-sick-and-dying-near-oil-gas-drilling-cows-tails-dropping-off-photo

Published: December 1st, 2012 at 8:57 pm ET
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Sick joyrider mows down and kills 15 pregnant sheep ‘for thrills’ in barbaric 4×4 rampage


 
This is absolutely unthinkable, what is wrong people?!  It seems like as we move closer to the shift, people are becoming just as disconnected from reality as they are from their humanity. How could someone even conceive of doing something like this, was it on a bet?
 
It was difficult finding an appropriate category to file this under without having to create a new one, guess it’s about time for a psycho’s category!

By Daily Mail Reporter

21st December 2011

  • Devastated farmer believes his animals were targeted by twisted thrill-seekers playing a game
  • A number of the ewes were left with missing limbs after being hit with such force the car bumper fell off

This is the scene of carnage left in the wake of a sick joyrider who deliberately ploughed his 4×4 into a flock of heavily-pregnant sheep.

Devastated farmer Chris Sargent, 29, found the mangled bodies of 15 ewes lying dead or dying in his field in Wrotham Hill, Kent.

The farmer today said he believes his animals were targeted by twisted thrill-seekers playing a game to hit as many of the livestock as possible.

Disgusting: A sick joyrider deliberately ploughed his 4x4 into a flock of heavily-pregnant sheep, leaving 15 ewes deadDisgusting: A sick joyrider deliberately ploughed his 4×4 into a flock of heavily-pregnant sheep, leaving 15 ewes dead
Devastated: Farmer Chris Sargent said he believes his animals were targeted by twisted thrill-seekers playing a game to hit as many of the livestock as possibleDevastated: Farmer Chris Sargent said he believes his animals were targeted by twisted thrill-seekers playing a game to hit as many of the livestock as possible

A number of ewes were left with missing limbs after they were hit with such force the car’s bumper fell off.

Mr Sargent, who had a flock of 80 sheep before the attack, said the killing of 15 ewes and up to 25 unborn lambs was ‘utterly barbaric’.

He said: ‘What sort of a person can deliberately mow down a flock of sheep in the middle of the night? It’s utterly barbaric. Total cruelty.

‘They have been out here for some time. It is not just a two-minute attack.’

A stunned walker discovered the carnage at 9am on Monday and called the police.

Police believe the driver took the Land Rover Discovery in the dead of night into the field along a muddy bridleway before rampaging across the field.

Horror scene: Seven of the animals were already dead and eight had to be shot after they had been left in pain all night following the barbaric attack, which police officers are investigatingHorror scene: Seven of the animals were already dead and eight had to be shot after they had been left in pain all night following the barbaric attack, which police officers are investigating
Twisted: Police believe the driver took the Land Rover Discovery in the dead of night into the field along this muddy bridleway before rampaging across the fieldTwisted: Police believe the driver took the Land Rover Discovery in the dead of night into the field along this muddy bridleway before rampaging across the field

Seven of the animals were already dead and eight had to be shot after they had been left in pain all night following the barbaric attack.

Mr Sargent, who farms at Catsford, near Battle, East Sussex, keeps the 80 ewes and a ram in the field owned by the St Cleres estate near the M20 for winter grazing.

The ewes, which are worth around £3,000 in total, were due to give birth to between 20 and 25 lambs worth around £100 in the new year.

Kent police said part of a black moulded bumper bar with a serial number found at the scene comes from a Mark I Land Rover Discovery.

Adrian Allen, Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector, said: ‘This is a terrible crime that has resulted in great pain, distress and suffering and it is difficult to imagine who could do such a callous thing.

‘We are keen to establish a motive for this attack as quickly as possible.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2076631/Sick-joyrider-mows-kills-15-pregnant-sheep-barbaric-4×4-rampage.html#ixzz1hdKiDcix

Over 50 Cows in Pakistan Drop dead from Mysterious Disease


At least 50 animals, mostly cows, have died due to a mysterious disease in different villages of Gadap Town in just 3 days, creating panic among the local herdsmen. Salim Memon of the Karachi Rural Network (KRN), representing 40 non governmental organisations, said that they were collecting the data about the loss of animals in different villages. He said that, so far, the herdsmen could not ascertain the exact cause of the death of the animals. A Gadap Town official, who was reluctant to be named, told The News that he has also received information regarding the death of 25 cows in different villages during the last 24 hours. He stated that there are 3 veterinary hospitals in the town, including one major hospital in Gadap city built in 1965, another in Memon Goth and the 3rd one in Pathan Goth. Apart from this, he said the town had also launched a mobile veterinary clinic to facilitate the livestock owners in the villages. The facility of mobile veterinary clinic was active 4 months back, but now it is inactive. He added that since the staff in veterinary hospitals was appointed on political basis, they are reluctant to attend their respective hospitals and are drawing their monthly salaries. That is why herdsmen are approaching the authorities for help. He said the herdsmen are unable to take their animals to a nearby hospital because they die as soon as they are hit by this strange disease. A herdsman of Gadap said that he had lost 4 cows and he had never witnessed this kind of disease before. They fall and die immediately, he informed this correspondent. According to the data collected from some of the villages in Gadap Town, 4 cows have died in Hamzo Gabol Goth, 3 in Khamiso Goth and 7 cows died in Arif Rind Goth. The local herdsmen were of the view that stagnant water might be the cause of this disease in which animals die instantly, while others believe that there might be a poisonous insect in the green grass, which affects the animals.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?edis=BH-20110313-29927-PAK

Panicked Herdsmen Report Mysterious Disease Kills Over 50 Cows in 3 days, Pakistan Villages of Gadap Town


At least 50 animals, mostly cows, have died due to a mysterious disease in different villages of Gadap Town in just 3 days, creating panic among the local herdsmen.  Salim Memon of the Karachi Rural Network (KRN), representing 40 non governmental organizations, said that they were collecting the data about the loss of animals in different villages.  He said that, so far, the herdsmen could not ascertain the exact cause of the death of the animals.  A Gadap Town official, who was reluctant to be named told The News that he has also received information regarding the death of 25 cows in different villages during the last 24 hours. He stated that there are 3 veterinary hospitals in the town, including one major hospital in Gadap city built in 1965, another in Memon Goth and the 3rd one in Pathan Goth.

Apart from this, he said the town had also launched a mobile veterinary clinic to facilitate the livestock owners in the villages. The facility of mobile veterinary clinic was active 4 months back, but now it is inactive. He added that since the staff in veterinary hospitals was appointed on political basis, they are reluctant to attend their respective hospitals and are drawing their monthly salaries.

That is why herdsmen are approaching the authorities for help, he said the herdsmen are unable to take their animals to a nearby hospital because they die as soon as they are hit by this strange disease. A herdsman of Gadap said that he had lost 4 cows and he had never witnessed this kind of disease before. They fall and die immediately, he informed this correspondent.

According to the data collected from some of the villages in Gadap Town, 4 cows have died in Hamzo Gabol Goth, 3 in Khamiso Goth and 7 cows died in Arif Rind Goth. The local herdsmen were of the view that stagnant water might be the cause of this disease in which animals die instantly; while others believe that there might be a poisonous insect in the green grass affecting the animals.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?edis=BH-20110313-29927-PAK