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February 18, 2009

Nepali Brick Kiln Donkeys

Animal Nepal has new programs underway to improve the working conditions and health care of the hard working brick kiln donkeys of Nepal. Learn more about them and how you can help!

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Quoting the description on YouTube that accompanies this video, "This video was inspired by the work of Lucia DeVries and others, who have started to organize health camps and other projects in order to help the Nepali Brick Kiln Donkey, as well as other workers in the pits - underage children. These folks are pioneering animal welfare where it dared not go before: into many of the over 500 brick kilns seen belching black smoke throughout the Kathmandu Nepal."

"In addition to these health camps, staffed 100% by volunteers from the community, several organizations are helping animalNEPAL establish a formal outreach program for these animals in need. This outreach program, once funded, will include a pharmacy that provides medicine to kiln owners at reduced cost, as well as a Donkey Refuge Center that will nurse discarded kiln donkeys back to health."

To find out more about Animal Nepal, the services they offer, and what you can do to help, visit their website at http://animalnepal.org/

Or find out more about their Adopt-A-Donkey program at http://animalnepal.org/adoptadonkey.html

Though they may not be commonplace in the developed parts of the world, donkeys are essential in the lives of many who live in third world countries. By providing access to proper medical care for the donkeys and educating their owners about proper care and treatment, you can help not only improve the lives of these donkeys, but also their owners and those who depend on them.

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at February 18, 2009 09:48 PM