Relief Efforts for Animals in Burma/Myanmar

WSPA in Pakistan after an earthquake in 2005. Source: wspa-international.org

Although animals are clearly affected by natural and political disasters, their lives are often not prioritized in relief efforts, while their plight also receives little media coverage. WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) predicts that many animals have already died and countless others are now suffering in the wake of Cyclone Nargis in Burma/Myanmar. In this interview, Project Manager Josey Kitson explains the role of WSPA’s emergency response team and what they hope to accomplish once the country’s borders open to foreign aid. We hear about the role of the team, their preparations for disaster relief, and the lessons learned from years of experience. (Click here for an update on the situation, and WSPA’s efforts.)

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