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PETA Asia-Pacific to Aid Tsunami Victims

Written by PETA | March 11, 2011

The ferocious tsunami in Japan, caused by one of the largest earthquakes on record, surged several miles inland and claimed the lives of hundreds of people and countless animals. PETA Asia-Pacific is sending staffers to some of the hardest-hit areas along the eastern coast to offer aid. You can help animals in disasters by donating to PETA’s Animal Emergency Fund.

The key to protecting ourselves and our animal companions in any kind of disaster is being prepared. PETA offers a tip sheet for animal guardians on how to prepare for any type of natural disaster that may arise. Tips include having an animal emergency kit ready, keeping all animal tags and records up to date, and having window stickers in obvious places on the front and back doors, alerting emergency responders to the presence of animals in the home.

We will give you more information about PETA Asia-Pacific’s rescue efforts in Japan as it becomes available.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • angel says:

    One Japanese asked, “What have we done to deserve this?” Butchering thousands of dolphins and whales (sea animals) = Tsunami (sea rage. Coincidence or karma?

  • Beverly Cleary says:

    The no-fly policy for pets during an emergency evacuation must be changed!! Planes must be provided to fly out the evacuees’ pets as the trauma for these children AND adults would be devastating to have to leave them behind to an unknown fate!!


    My prayers for the people and animals in Japan.

  • jthemk says:

    Thank you for the help! The Japanese government has halted almost all animal rescue operations! We need as much help as we can get!

  • johnnycat says:

    Those humans and sadly, there are lots of them, who experiment upon, vivisect, skin alive and generally abuse animals are worse than the Nazis and other politically evil regimes. Indeed, humans are the cruelest species.

  • Bri says:

    After I heard about the earthquake and the tsunami my heart bled for the poor people and children, then broke again when I realized all the animals and domestic pets as well that would parish. Praying not too many lives were spared during this horrible disaster, human and animal alike. :'(