Chitwan Warden warns against elephant smuggling

Cartoon elephantKathmandu, 24 September 2014 –  Animal Nepal’s campaign against the smuggling of elephants from India by the safari industry recently booked a success. On the occasion of World Elephant Day, the Warden of Chitwan National Park, Mr Kamal Jung Kunwar, spoke out against the illegal trade, and said action would be taken against those involved.

According to a report by the Chitwan Post, ‘[b]ringing elephants from any other nations is illegal and if any entrepreneurs are found doing so then actions will be taken against them.’

In Sauraha alone 60 captive elephants are employed in the safari industry. Almost all elephants are bought across the border; until recently annually on average seven Indian elephants were traded from India to be employed as safari elephants. Among them are blind, underaged, overaged and sick elephants.

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Donkey sanctuary fully booked with 28 equines!

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Badikhel, September 19, 2014 –With the birth of two new foals and the recovery of almost all our equines, it is a time for celebration at Animal Nepal’s Donkey Sanctuary. With the arrival of festive season, the weather is improving. The view of our healthy equines grazing in the green fields of Badikhel is a happy sight. Animal Nepal’s donkey sanctuary is now fully booked with 28 equines! More

SINGH’s HAPPY FEET!

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Badhikhel- 12 August- 2014, Animal Nepal’s team did not expected that one day SINGH would be running on his four feet when they came across the suffering mule for the first time. Singh seemed at the end of his wits due to a severe front leg injury and various other wounds. The young red-brown 2 year old was the victim of a fight among equines at a Bhaktapur brick factory.

In March Animal Nepal realised Singh’s working life at a Bhaktapur kiln had come to an end due to multi trauma injuries. Singh’s owner agreed that the suffering mule should be taken to the Godavari Donkey Sanctuary.  Here veterinarians Dr Koirala and Yadav provided the hard working equine with medical treatment including painkillers, Vitamins and Neurobin injections. Comfortable bedding was provided to ensure his comfort. With regular follow up treatment and hoof trimming Singh’s front leg slowly recovered but still suffered from bended front legs. More

July Adoption Month: A Success!

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Kathmandu – 9th August-2014 – Hundreds of phone calls and eight puppies adopted. That is the outcome of July Adoption Month, celebrated last month.

Animal Nepal this week celebrates the success of the event during which eight of our lucky puppies were adopted by loving families. Among them were Chris Stromlund and family who adopted Mini, Milan Shrestha gave home to Maxi, Amrita Subedi from Daanchi adopted only ten days old pup Jack. Tara Buddha Magar from Mahankal, Saral Shrestha from Kapan, Santosh KC and Hari Kumar Dhoju from Lalitpur adopted newly rescued puppies born from the same mother. Roshesh Giri from Mangal Bazar adopted Brownie and last but not the least Tara Rana Magar from Kausaltar provided a loving home to Paphu. More

July is Dog Adoption Month

Dog adoption ad standardKathmandu, July 1, 2014 – During Dog Adoption Month, Animal Nepal promotes the adoption of puppies from its Chobar Animal Sanctuary. Participants will receive an adoption pack, including certificate, a cute belt and a voucher for one year free treatment.

Animal Nepal earlier launched its ‘Be Proud to be Nepali, Adopt a Nepali Dog’ campaign. Although many people prefer a pure breed, Animal Nepal believes local mixed breeds are just as handsome, clever, funny and lovable. When handled well mixed breeds tend to be very healthy as they carry strong genes and are well adjusted to local conditions.

Dogs presently available for adoption can be found here:  www.adoptanepalidog.info

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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.  More

‘Chobar Rabies Free’ vaccinates 42

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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

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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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Animal Nepal calls for investigation into Sauraha dog poisoning

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Sauraha, May 17, 2014 – Animal welfare organisations together with a group of 30 tourists and pet owners call for an independent investigation into the poisoning of an estimated 40 dogs in Sauraha. One poisoned dog was found floating in the Rapti river. A group of tourists has conducted a memorial for the canine victims and started a campaign on social media. The dogs were killed just three months after Animal Nepal together with various partners introduced humane dog management in Sauraha.

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“Donkeys deserve dignity”, says Animal Nepal on World Donkey Day

Kathmandu, May 8, 2014 – “Donkeys deserve Dignity.” That was the motto of today’s World Donkey Day celebrations, coordinated by Animal Nepal. Donkeys rescued from brick factories were garlanded and provided with healthy snacks. Improved harnesses were handed out to working donkeys.

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Animal Nepal on World Donkey Day called for better welfare standards for donkeys, ‘one of the most loyal and hardworking animals in the world’. “With thousands of donkeys toiling in brick factories and at construction sites, it is high time standards are put into place and budgets are allocated for their treatment”, said Uttam Kafle, Director at Animal Nepal. More

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