Volunteer Animal Rescue in the Exclusion Zone I

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


This chapter “Volunteer Animal Rescue in the Exclusion Zone I” introduces major animal rescue operations in the exclusion zone initiated by grassroots animal protection groups and individual volunteers on their own. They engaged in the rescue work in order to fill the void left by the inadequate government animal rescue operations. Nevertheless, the governmental agencies not only denied them financial and logistic support, but also banned them from engaging in the animal rescue work. Thus, they risked their own lives in order to save the animals left behind in the zone by entering the zone in violation of the law and being exposed to a high level of radiation.

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  • Mayumi Itoh
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarPrincetonUSA

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