Death rate among ‘brick donkeys’ down with 50%

DSC02562Lalitpur, July 24, 2014 – While equines continue to suffer as beasts of burden in brick factories across the country, some good news comes from our working area, Lalitpur district. The death rate among ‘brick donkeys’ working in 16 brick factories  decreased with 50% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.

Other positive developments are the increase in the use of horses and mules compared to donkeys (respectively 35%, 42% and 20%; 3% of equines are foals). As horses and mules are at least eight times more expensive than donkeys, they are better cared for. Equine owners have started introducing carts or buggies, pulled by strong horses and mules in brick factories with a flat terrain. As a result of these developments, the presence of saddle wounds has decreased and the equines’ general condition improved.  Continue reading “Death rate among ‘brick donkeys’ down with 50%”

‘Chobar Rabies Free’ vaccinates 42

Chobar, June 14- 2014- Chobar Rabies Free! That is the slogan of an ongoing campaign by Animal Nepal and local clubs at this beautiful village.Today Animal Nepal vaccinated 42 community dogs in Chobar. Two dogs were rescued and send to our shelter for further treatment.

The event was organized with the objective of providing vaccination to all dogs at Chobar Height. The team was supported by an enthusiastic group of children and a number of adults.

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Small hands for a BIG cause

Kathmandu – June 2, 2014 – When Uttam, Suraj and Chadani from Animal Nepal met the students of pre school and grade 3 of Lincoln School on June 2, they felt overwhelmed. The students had managed to raise funds worth Rs. 5,300 and 17,500 respectively for needy animals treated by Animal Nepal.

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