Meet Naoto Matsumura, The Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

A lesson in kindness and mercy for us all.

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Naoto Matsumura is the only human who now lives in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile radiation exclusion zone in Japan.

Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

At first he fled the radation-riddle area, but he returned soon after to feed his animals.

Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

Matsumura then realized that there were thousands of other creatures that needed to be fed, as well. The 55-year-old says he knows the radiation levels are dangerous but refuses to worry about it.

Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

“They told me that I wouldn’t get sick for 30 years. I’ll most likely be dead by then anyway, so I couldn’t care less,” he said.

When he first returned, he saw that thousands of cows had died after being locked up in barns. He freed the creatures that had been left tied up by their owners and takes care of all of them.

Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s AnimalsNaoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

Today, most of the creatures rely on him for food, and he works entirely on the support of donations and…

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 01, 2015 @ 07:11:57

    W . o . w.

    Reply

  2. Enchanted Seashells, Confessions of a Tugboat Captain's Wife
    May 04, 2015 @ 17:57:25

    What an angel. PS Couldn’t find your video you posted today?

    Reply

  3. nikibayard
    May 04, 2015 @ 19:25:43

    yes, wow, i had not thought…
    Nx

    Reply

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