Target: The Nobel Peace Prize Committee
Goal: Nominate Naoto Matsumura for a Nobel Peace Prize due to his tireless efforts to feed the animals left behind in the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster, despite possible radiation poisoning to himself.
Naoto Matsumura returned to a radioactive exclusion site to provide care to the animals left behind in the 12.5 mile zone despite consequences to his own health.
Fifty-five-year-old Naoto Matsumura fled his home after Fukushima, Japan’s nuclear disaster, created a nuclear exclusion zone, an area that is deemed contaminated by radiation. Matsumura returned to his home in 2011 despite this because his pets were left uncared for in the zone. When he helped his own animals he soon realized that there were many other animals left in the area without anyone to care for them, like dogs cats, pigs, ostriches and cattle.
Matsumura discovered thousands of cows had died locked in barns. Even more innocent creatures would have died if it had not been for his efforts to feed and care for the animals.
Matsumura goes into this radioactive zone to feed and care for the animals despite the possibility that he is shortening his life. The compassion he shows for animals, animals that are not even his responsibility, is amazing and truly inspirational. He has been doing this work since 2011 and has done so using donations to feed the many animals left behind.
Incidents like one in Fukushima are the fault of man, and it is unfair that our animal friends have to suffer for our mistakes. Matsumura is risking his life to make things right. Sign this petition to praise Matsumura for his selfless act and nominate him for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Dear Norwegian Nobel Committee,
The acts of one man, 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, are extraordinary. Every day he risks his life, going into a 12.5 mile radioactive zone, to feed his beloved animals left behind in the nuclear disaster of Fukushima, Japan in 2011.
He has been there ever since, for almost four years now, helping the animals survive; he does so without fear for his life, though the radiation in the area could end up shortening his life.
He also feeds the animals in the surrounding area that were callously abandoned by both their owners and the Japanese government. Through donations, Matsumura is able to provide care and companionship for all these animals, despite Fukushima being at the site of one of the worlds largest nuclear disasters since 1986.
Matsumura is among the most compassionate people of our time and definitely deserves to be considered for your prestigious award.
[Your Name Here]
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