Friday, July 28, 2006

A Philippine-Based Activist Flies To Beirut, Lebanon to Organize a Team to Rescue Abandoned Pets Due To Israeli Invasion

Remember, many of those animals left behind were due to the US not allowing people to take them with them as they fled the Israeli invasion. You can read more about that here: http://geari.blogspot.com/2006/07/
us-military-orders-evacuees-from.html

Article:

Animal rights activist flying to Beirut to save abandoned pets

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&
item_no=99383&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25

Published: Thursday, 27 July, 2006, 01:16 PM Doha Time

MANILA: A Philippine-based animal rights activist was to rush yesterday night to Lebanon to organise a team to rescue abandoned pets in the strife-torn country. Jason Baker, Asia-Pacific director of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said he was leaving for Beirut by midnight to work for the evacuation of abandoned animals.

“PETA offices around the world have been flooded with calls on behalf of desperate evacuees in the battle-scarred region who are being forced by their government officials to desert their dogs, cats and other animal companions,” he said in a statement.

Baker said he would stay in Lebanon for at least 10 days to care for and evacuate hungry and terrified animals abandoned by their owners after two weeks of Israeli strikes in Lebanon.

He hailed the Russian government for making provisions for animal evacuations. “I urge the governments of all countries evacuating their people from Lebanon - especially powerhouses like the US, United Kingdon and Canada - to take Russia’s lead,” he said. “Let’s work to bring all to safety, animals as well as humans.” – DPA

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