‘Animal rescue’ program during disaster mulled

first_imgCiting data from the Philippine AnimalWelfare Society, De Lima said that only 30 of some 3,000 horses from VolcanoIsland had so far been rescued. Several of them have since been rescuedand evacuated from the island which has become blanketed in a deep layer ofvolcanic ash, while others died. During the recent phreatic eruption ofTaal Volcano, several farm animals such as horses, cattle, pigs, and chickenswere left to fend for themselves on Volcano Island. Volunteers save animals that have been left behind as the Taal volcano continues to release ash and smoke in Batangas province, Philippines, 14 January 2020 (issued 15 January 2020). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has kept the alert level at four, following Taal Volcano’s eruption on 12 January 2020.Taal Volcano eruption aftermath, Batangas Province, Philippines – 14 Jan 2020. EPA “We need to revisitour national disaster preparedness program to include the animals,including strays, who may need to be rescued, fed, and transported to safegrounds, especially those from owners who were forced to leave them,” thedetained senator said in a statement. MANILA – Plans for the rescue of animals when calamities hit the country must be included in the national disaster preparedness program, Sen. Leila de Lima said. “I join the plea of animal rightsorganizations and rescue volunteers to save the animals left behind in theareas severely affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption,” De Lima said. “Itbreaks my heart to see these pets and animals helplessly suffering and dying.”/PNlast_img

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