Follow Lucia’s adventure in the animal kingdom…
It’s that time of the year again. Winter is here and the sun-less hours are shivering cold. Yet there are puppies everywhere. Down the Ring Road from my house, there are at least four young mothers with litters, a total of thirty puppies. In a corner of Bhanimandal, three females have just given birth, that’s another fifteen. And the list goes on.
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Clad in dhoti shirt
You shuffle in lines towards the ghats
Ready for moksha
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Last week, during a health camp for working equines at a brick factory organised by Animal Nepal, we met a boy called Raju. Raju is a ten year old and is mentally and physically handicapped. Virtually blind and unable to express himself, Raju works as a donkey handler. He is one of the countless children who help producing the bricks that build our comfortable, earth quake proof houses. Only a passionate, sustained campaign against ‘Blood Bricks’ can stop the ongoing abuse that takes place in Nepal brick factories.
Brick kilns dot the Kathmandu Valley like solitary oaks, often on fire, belching black smoke as they have done for decades. But on closer inspection one can see an unsettling scene as serious as the environmental catastrophe these factories pose. A picture of startling torture and abuse emerges.
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