Relief agencies: don’t forget the animals, whether dead or alive

lubhu3Animal Nepal today calls on all relief agencies to include animals, especially livestock, in its rescue and relief operations. “Make sure to carry lime (chuna) whenever you go out to affected areas. Disinfecting carcasses is a priority to stop the spread of deadly diseases”, says co founder Lucia de Vries, who says supporting surviving livestock is generally regarded a priority by disaster victims.

Animal Nepal developed tips for the safe disposal of carcasses in English and Nepali.

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