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Feedstuff will run out in another week or two. I feel bitter about being unable to be responsible for their lives.

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Masaru Hirabayashi, the 40-year-old manager of Noto Ranch & Co, the leading feeder of Noto beef in Ishikawa Prefecture. Top-ranking wagyu beef cattle on the Noto Peninsula are on the brink of starving to death because of a feed shortage in the aftermath of the earthquake

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Get a sense of proportion, man. You raise these animals to be killed. You are always responsible for their deaths.

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I’m sure there must be a way to get feedstuff to the Noto peninsula. Couldn’t it even be airdropped in a worst-case scenario? Brought by ferry? It seems some creative problem solving is needed here.

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Sorry Sam, this country does not do creative solutions. They go by handbooks 100% and anything not there is summarily dismissed as "shoganai".

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MoonrakerToday 07:28 am JST

Get a sense of proportion, man. You raise these animals to be killed. You are always responsible for their deaths.

Their deaths could have gone to a useful purpose. Also starvation is a terrible way to go.

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Another veiled call for government cash throwing.

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What about the chickens and other livestock. Perhaps its better to eat them now.

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I might be able to sort something out

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 Top-ranking wagyu beef cattle on the Noto Peninsula are on the brink of starving to death

If they still have "a week or two" of feed, the animals are not "on the brink of starving to death". This must be exaggeration of the week. Wagyu cattle are famously heavy in fat. They are not going to starve, and certainly not going to starve to death (!), if there is a few day's delay in getting them some US maize or Amazonian soy or whatever it is they are fed.

In the worst case, you ship em off to get slaughtered early, give em to the folk in the shelters, and the taxpayer pays you compo. The cattle are destined to die early anyway. The only question is whether they will be killed in a state where their meat is rated A4 or A5. A quick Google suggest they only ship 300 cattle a year anyway.

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