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耳なしウサギ No Ear Rabbit


-AkiyoLast month, one rabbit was born. It is not usual rabbit. It does not have ears. It looks so strange. People think it is cute, but I think they are so cruel. No- ear rabbit is slow to react to the sound because it does not have ears. No- ear rabbit was born in Namiechou, Fukushima. Namiechou is close to Nuclear power plant, so people think that the rabbit doesn’t have the ears because of the radiation. However, one scholar says there is no relation between No- ear rabbit and radiation. There are precedents, but the reason is not clear. The cause is said an inheritance from their parents or parents gnaw their ears. We have to consider radiation whether there is relation between no-ear rabbit and radiation or not.