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Pets Also Suffering From Disaster

Animals  (tags: Japan, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, suffering, disaster, on their own, not-pets rule, shelters, seperated, dogs, cats, pets )

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Their fur caked with mud, pet dogs trot forlornly in rubble-filled streets along the devastated coastline, foraging for scraps and searching for owners.

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Patrick Donovan (344)
Monday March 28, 2011, 7:22 am
The basic issue is simple: "The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?" (Jeremy Bentham, philosopher and animal rights activist; 1748-1832.)

Tammy f (118)
Monday March 28, 2011, 8:06 am
Thank you

Erin R (181)
Monday March 28, 2011, 7:12 pm
sad :-(

Cindy C (125)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 1:20 pm
aww poor little things aww of course they do aw

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 7:20 pm
Very disturbing.

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 7:46 pm
Noted with Sadness for the pets that can't get rescued. This is not right at all, the rescuers should be let into rescue as long as they know what the risks are...
Tks Naoko....

Vinnie m (334)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 8:55 pm
Poor animals always suffer too in natural disasters.

judith hannah (1)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 1:41 am

Sunny k (47)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 6:34 am
This is so so sad!! How can they leave their love one out there alone??? Pet is part of faimly too!! This really is unfair!!! Why human need to survive but not the animals~~~Let them be part of them too!!!

Naoko i (264)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 6:47 am
Sunny, while I understand you upset as this is surely very sad, please consider that in a really critial moment like the March 11 quake and tsunami, people need to think only of their own survival. There is a saying, "tsunami tendenko" in the region, where people have been experiencing tsunamis again and again in the history. "Tendenko" means "by oneself," meaning when tsuami comes, just run and escape, without even worry about families.

Lindsey Williams (234)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:45 am
so sad....thanks for sharing

Irene Leggett (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 2:21 pm
I'm so sorry for all the abandoned animals that have been left behind and for their owners, many of them who had to make terrible decisions about leaving their pets behind. Who knows how one would act if faced with such a tragedy? Hopefully the majority of us will never need to make such decisions.
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