Kumamoto Earthquake and Animal Rescue

  • Mayumi Itoh
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)


This chapter “Kumamoto Earthquake and Animal Rescue” examines the plight of the animals and animal rescue in the wake of the Kumamoto Earthquake that shook the southwestern region in April 2016, and studies whether the Japanese government and people learned lessons from Fukushima, as well as from the Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake of October 2004.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mayumi Itoh
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarPrincetonUSA

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