The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Animals That Everyone Else Left Behind

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Naoto Matsumura is the only human brave enough to live in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone

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He fled at first but returned to take care of the animals that were left behind

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He returned for his own animals at first, but realized that so many more needed his help, too

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Matsumura, who is 55 years old, knows that the radiation is harmful, but he “refuses to worry about it”

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“They also told me that I wouldn’t get sick for 30 or 40 years. I’ll most likely be dead by then anyway, so I couldn’t care less”

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Matsumura discovered that thousands of cows had died locked in barns

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He also freed many animals that had been left chained up by their owners

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Many of them now rely on him for food

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The government has forbidden him from staying, but that doesn’t stop him either

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He started in 2011 and is still going strong 4 years later

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He relies solely on donations from supporters to work with and feed the animals

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His supporters are calling him the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’

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The man clearly has a sense of humor as well

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