STOMPer Aki, who is currently residing in Japan, sent in these photos of animals that have been left for dead in Fukushima, which was evacuated due to a nuclear accident.
Said the STOMPer:
"I want to share this story, and the monstrous and heart-breaking photos of the suffering that abandoned animals are going through in Fukushima, Japan.
"The Japanese government has forbidden anyone from entering the area near Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
"But these animals were left abandoned there without food, care, shelter or water.
"They are just wandering around, looking for food.
"Some of them died due to starvation, some were eaten by other hungry animals, and some of them died due to sorrow."
"Animals such as cows, pigs, domesticated dogs, cats, birds, chickens, goats, and even ostriches can be seen there.
"The owners were not allowed to bring them along during the evacuation one year and three months ago, and ever since, they have been trying to survive there.
"Volunteer groups take a big risk in going into this dangerous area (where the level of leaked nuclear material is still very severe) and rescuing those animals one by one.
"But sometimes they are even chased away by police personnel for their activity in this prohibited area.
"The volunteer groups are sharing all the photos taken by them on their Facebook link and people started following their activities.
"I myself came to know this site just yesterday and could not stop reading each page, each photo all day long.
"Eventually, I felt just sad. So sad. I wanted to give some support but the only thing I could do was to donate.
"So I purchased 30 kg of dog and cat food and some additional materials they desperately needed, and sent them off immediately to the volunteer group.
"The Japanese government is not doing anything to rescue animals. Well that is the truth.
"Please share these photos and news with people outside Japan. Japan in reality is not all about ramen, JCB cards, character business, AKB48, Onsen etc.
"There is another part of Japan that people should know about.
"The only reason I am wrote this was because eventually all the animals left alone in starvation and agony should be rescued.
"For that, those volunteer groups need donations, support, and help from other people.
"Please share this story and these photos.
"I am not a part of this volunteer group, but I am a dog owner.
"I share my thoughts with my dearest dog and when I think about these abandoned animals, I just cannot stand it. I just feel more sad than ever.
"The volunteer groups even go and rescue animals in this area where they are exposed to radiation themselves on each trip. They go there by car and rescue animals."