Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Fukushima’s nuclear disaster in 2011 created chaos, damages and a lot of human suffering. Japan had to survive through another tragic incident that affected the lives of thousands of people.
Another population that suffered greatly and no one seems to be discussing about, is the animals that have been left in the radioactive zone. One man, and personal hero to many, 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, returned to cater for Fukushima’s four-legged survivors. Matsumura, who is a former construction worker, now lives in the exclusion zone and feeds the animals that were left behind by their owners, in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. Even though he is subject to radiation on a daily basis, he “refuses to worry about it.” His only precaution is that he eats only imported food.
Check the photos of Naoto and his new family below.
Apart from having a huge heart, he has a strong sense of humor as well