1811月2017

Kelly and Buzz

Lexie Boezeman さん(被災地での動物救助)

これはアメリカ人女性Lexie Boezeman Cataldoさんが、日本で起きた東日本大地震の後、動物の救助活動のため日本を訪れ、福島原発20km圏内で動物の救助活動に従事した記録です。
彼女とKinship Circle、そしてJapan Earthquake Animal Rescue(JEARS)の勇気ある方々の行動に敬意と感謝を表します。

このページはLexieさんの許可をいただき日本語訳を加えて公開をしています。

原文は下記のBLOGサイトに掲載されています。

http://injoyphotographyblog.com/

I arrived into the house that Kinship Circle rented in Sendai.. Sendai is a city which has a port that was devastated, also.  We were about 40 minutes away from there, and about an hour and a half away from the nuclear power plant. 私は、Kinship Circleが仙台で借りている家に到着しました。仙台もまた被災にあった港のある都市です。私達の家は仙台から車で約40分のところにありました。原子力発電所からは車で約1時間半の距離です。 I met up with my team which consisted of Bonnie Morrison, Incident Commander, Ginny Striewig, both from the US, Lindsay Davidson, Jackie Emard, Canadians, and Kate O’Callaghan, an Irish woman living in Okinawa (the southernmost island of Japan) for some 18 years.  All amazing people with different personalities coming together for one common goal!…
We wound around the small streets in the mountains of the countryside where a voluntary evacuation was in place, passing Sakura Trees (cherry blossom trees) that were in full bloom and adding so much beauty to an already beautiful landscape. 私達は自主的避難地域の田園地帯の山の小さな小道に近づました。そこでは桜が満開で十分美しい風景にさらに美しさを追加していました。 I have never before seen so many different species of cherry blossom trees, nor any as large as they were here.  It just didn’t seem possible that this area would be considered ‘dangerous’. Tim would read out the levels as we passed through and although the levels wouldn’t be high in some areas, it was the amount of time…
My first day there was spent with the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS), an organization temporarily set up in Niigata. JEARS is a coalition of three animal groups that are run by foreigners and Japanese that got together immediately after the earthquake and were one of the first on the ground to help in animal rescue.  (The three groups are Animal Friends Niigata (AFN), HEART – Tokushima, and Japan Cat Network).  Their postings on Facebook were quickly caught on by many concerned animal lovers, myself included.Kinship Circle works with JEARS in its efforts which is why I was…
Just a note… Although this is a photographic blog, I am posting my trip to the disaster area of Japan to aid in the rescue of the animals here. I have had incredible support in so many ways, whether they be in donations, help in looking after my family while I was gone, or prayers. I’d like to thank you all for your part in helping the animals and ultimately, the people who were affected by the horrific disaster in Japan. Looking back, this trip has been one of many, many contrasts. Beauty and darkness, kindness and non-compassion, life and…