Philippines oil spill: helping the animals left behind

Last week, a barge containing bunker oil spilled 200,000 gallons on the waters and shore of Estancia, covering four communities or „barangays“. The fumes were and still are dangerous enough to have forced the evacuation of over 100,000 people, now living in a dozen small „tent cities“. These facilities are nothing but tents in muddy lots, with no possibility for the holding of animals, now left behind in the exclusion zone. Access to this exclusion zone is restricted to short periods wearing masks. However, we’ve identified farm and domestic animals left behind and in need of assistance. Check out Director…

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