Other Animals Left Behind in the Exclusion Zone

  • Mayumi Itoh
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)


This chapter “Other Animals Left Behind in the Exclusion Zone” considers a variety of animals—domesticated and wild—that lived in the exclusion zone, including chickens, pigs, and ostriches, as well as foxes, Japanese raccoon dogs (tanuki), and wild boars. This chapter also looks at local aquariums that sustained enormous damage. The scientific studies of the local wildlife, such as Japanese macaques and pale blue butterflies, have indicated adverse effects of the radiation on them.

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  • Mayumi Itoh
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarPrincetonUSA

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