Here is a post by Toramaru, one of the people who frequently goes inside the Fukushima nuclear no-go zone to rescue dogs and cats. He reports in here about one cattle that was removed from a barn where she was born, to join other herd.
This female cattle was born around March 15, and was named ‘Ichigo (Strawberry)’. She was barely surviving for nearly 4 months.
She lives among deaths.
You’d think she should leave here as soon as possible.
But Ichigo only knows this place.
And it’s the place where Ichigo’s mother lays.
It’s a place where her mother sleeps. Ichigo wouldn’t want to leave this place.
This is the body of what is believed to be Ichigo’s mother.
Until Ichigo was able to eat on her own, I imagine she gave her milk till she was not able to and died.
Because of her mother, Ichigo was able to feed herself.
However, it doesn’t look like she would survive this way for too long.
One pasture owner who was worried about Ichigo said she should come to his pasture.
Some politicians and others were involved in this matter, and at last Ichigo can be transferred.
A huge truck for one cattle.
But it’s worth saving her life.
To carry a heavy life, a truck of this size was necessary.
This is Ichigo after she was transferred.
She was surprised to see a herd of cows for the first time in her life.
In this field which is only one that exists within the 20km no-go zone.
The owner of this pasture told me that those cows in another barn that we thought already perished, were actually transferred here. 10 of them joined with this herd and are now living together.
With some lives saved, I thought the efforts by volunteers to let them live were paid off.
Their activities were absolutely not in vain.
We should not give up.