70,000 Australian sheep stranded at sea by disease outbreak

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2012:

KARACHI–Twenty-two thousand Australian sheep on September 22, 2012 won at least a temporary reprieve from being culled in Pakistan, and were still alive two days later while the Sindh High Court reviewed evidence submitted by Rafiq Khanani of the Dow Univesity of Health Sciences that the sheep had not contracted serious diseases during prolonged transport aboard the Ocean Drover. Read more

Floods again hit overgrazed Pakistan

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2012:

MULTAN--Animal Save Movement Pakistan president Khalid Mahmood Qurashi on September 21,  2012 appealed to the world for help on behalf of animals and humans displaced by the second round of catastrophic monsoon flooding to hit Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan in only three years.

At least 217 people were killed, with 222,500 displaced, according to the international disaster response resource ReliefWeb. No animal toll was available. Read more

Cattle are landed in Africa after Red Sea stranding, but camels are stuck due to foot-and-mouth outbreak

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  April 2012:

CAIRO–Fear of foot-and-mouth disease left thousands of camels stranded as of March 31,  2012 aboard a livestock transport ship in the Red Sea,  the Egypt Independent and Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
Thousands more camels were “stuck in a Suez quarry,”  the Egypt Independent and Al-Masry Al-Youm said.  In addition,  the Egyptian agriculture ministry prevented the import of more than 10,000 camels from Sudan on March 27,  2012,  the Egypt Independent and Al-Masry Al-Youm added. Read more

Failure of Armenian s/n program brings NYC success

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  March 2012:

NEW YORK CITY–Newly released New York City Center for Animal Care & Control shelter surrender numbers gave Companion Animal Network founder Garo Alexanian cause for celebration on February 4, 2012–and a message for Yerevan,  the capital city of Armenia.

“After five years of virtually unchanged numbers of dog and cat surrenders to the CACC,”  Alexanian said,  “the total dropped by 15%,”  or nearly 6,000 animals,  “during 2010,  the first full year that we operated our Low Cost Vet Mobile,  and fell another 9% in 2011,  our second full year.” Read more

Vier Pfoten leads rescue mission to Tripoli Zoo

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2011:

TRIPOLI–Veterinarian Amir Khalil of the Austrian-based international animal charity Vier Pfoten on September 9,  2011 led a rescue team to the aid of the 700 animals at the Tripoli Zoo.  Vier Pfoten is believed to be the first animal charity allowed to work in Libya in more than 40 years.


North Carolina Zoo director David Jones and the International Fund for Animal Welfare had raised $10,000 to help the rescue,  Jones said on the North Carolina Zoo web site. Read more

Temples covet wild tuskers

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 2011:

COLOMBO–Sri Lanka has almost half again
more wild elephants than the national Wildlife
Conservation Depart-ment imagined just a few
weeks ago, but this is not good news to elephant
advocates who hope to thwart pressure on the
department to capture elephant calves for temple
The first survey of the Sri Lankan
elephant population since 1993 discovered 7,379
wild elephants in all, 5,879 of them in or near
parks and sanctuaries, with about 1,500
elsewhere. The survey found 1,107 baby
elephants, but only 122 mature adult males with

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Brooke, Donkey Sanctuary, ESAF halt feeding working animals near pyramids

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2011:
CAIRO–The Egyptian army on Arpil 11, 2011 forcibly cleared
Tahrir Square in central Cairo of protesters demanding the trial of
former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Two months to the day after
Mubarak left office, turning the government over to army leaders,
thousands of Egyptians joined protests against army rule.
But, anticipating that tourism would rapidly recover over
the Easter weekend, the Brooke Hospital for Animals, the Donkey
Sanctuary, and the Egyptian Society of Animal Friends jointly
announced on April 11 that they would stop feeding working animals in
the vicinity of the Giza Pyramids on April 21, the Thursday
preceding Good Friday.

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