Saturday, July 9, 2011

disaster animals in Japan


Not having the chance to go to Japan this summer, the tsunami, nuclear meltdown, evacuation, and all the persistent recovery feels otherworldly. Generally it feels like I am learning about it as if listening through a thick pillow of distance and inconsistent information.  

My friend Selena has been busy with JEARS and other groups helping needy and abandoned animals in the evacuation zone of Fukushima - updates along the way on her blog.  A few lira, yen, or dollars to the cause I'm sure are appreciated. 

In the absence of the all the people and pets now in the exclusion zone, I wonder how the wild and feral animals are doing?   Experiences like Chernobyl suggest new possibilities for life exist given the unexpected spaces a disaster creates... when given the space

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