Inside Evacuation Zone: Cattle sick, dying — “We call it Fukushima syndrome” — Severe diarrhea, skin problems, weakened immune systems

Published: October 8th, 2012 at 12:03 am ET


Recent tweets by Fukushima Farm Sanctuary (@kibounobokujyou), a farm inside the 20 kilometer evacuation zone, translated by Fukushima Diary:

Oct 5, 2012

4 cattle have died since yesterday. One more calf is about to die. They must be fed enough though nutrition might not be perfect. Is bad disease going around ? I’m worried about radiation too. We call it Fukushima syndrome. […]

Oct 6, 2012

3 died yesterday. […]

Oct 7, 2012

Masami Yoshizawa, Rancher

Diarrhea like water, snivel, spreading dermatitis, their immune system is being weaken, which is obvious even for amateur. It might be because of simply the lack of nutrition, epidemic disease, or radiation exposure. Probably it’s only in this hazard area, where series of cattle die one after one. We call it Fukushima syndrome, which was born from Tepco and the government.

Oct 7, 2012

A lot of calves are dying but adult cattle are dying too. Calves die regardless of the age. If it becomes winter in this situation, the number might become half or less than that.

See also: [intlink id=”photos-spots-appearing-on-cows-near-fukushima-plant-i-have-never-seen-symptoms-like-this-farmer” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

Video of rancher Masami Yoshizawa ([intlink id=”reporters-gawk-as-dosimeter-detects-over-70-microsieverts-per-hour” type=”post”]Featured in Washington Post article[/intlink]):

Published: October 8th, 2012 at 12:03 am ET


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5 comments to Inside Evacuation Zone: Cattle sick, dying — “We call it Fukushima syndrome” — Severe diarrhea, skin problems, weakened immune systems

  • Mack Mack

    1. The farmer commented on cows having dermatitis, which is a skin condition.

    It reminded me of an interview with Yoichi Shimatsu where he said people in Japan have very itchy skin from the radiation.

    2. On page 255 of the book "Chernobyl – Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment" it says that there were hundreds of veterinarian studies done showing "deterioration in the health of cows, boards, sheep and chickens in the areas contaminated."

    There was also delayed delivery in calves, decreased lymphocyte function, indurated spleens, etc.

    Bottom line: What the Fukushima farmer is seeing was also seen in Chernobyl.

    =================================== Source:
    Chernobyl – Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
    Alexey V. YABLOKOV
    Vassily B. NESTERENKO
    Alexey V. NESTERENKO

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    I'm crying now. That noble farmer. Those beautiful cows. None of us deserve this. I only give thanks that I can still cry, that all the horrors of our world have not made me so jaded that I cannot feel sadness and compassion anymore.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      I'm crying with you and these animals and people. I long for a world where reducing suffering for all is the priority, not just for some.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    UK Established Animal Radiation 'Controls' Due To Chernobyl Cesium Contamination; via A Green Road

    Chernobyl; Animal Studies Show Radiation Is Still Harming Our Wild Companions; via A Green Road

  • Q: "What IF, we had no nuclear plants?"

    A: "We wouldn't have lost our farms."

    What else has been lost…

    Future generations?
    Fresh food and water?
    Species extinctions? (that's coming)
    What's next?

    …and it's just the beginning of radioactive contamination and suffering on a planetary scale never imagined!

    With hundreds of these DEATH MACHINES now surrounding our planet and more being built as we speak, it really makes me wonder about the sanity of mankind. (It also makes me sad and angry.)

    Never forget these names, they are but 2 of the responsible parties for this suffering and the planetary destruction we are witnessing.

    Thanks for the 'containment cannot be breached' lie!
    Photo: 2012-08-16
    (I like the way they plastered their names on the side.)