animals

Lebanon’s Angel of Mercy

The man who shelters strays By Mostapha Raad Stray dogs approach you as you walk by the Zahrani Bridge’s underpass, in south Lebanon. They sniff the air from a distance, trying to make sure you are not there to harm them. Most of these dogs suffer from physical disabilities, namely blindness and missing limbs, but they

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Gaza’s Zoo: No Way Out

UPDATE: After Newsweek Middle East broke the news on the world’s worst zoo in Khan Younis, south of Gaza earlier this year, animal rights’ groups and activists were quick to take action. And while some called for closing down the place, there were others who launched an initiative to evacuate the starving animals to safety. Read

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Gaza Animals Get A Second Chance At Life

Four Paws International moves animals from the world’s worst zoo BY Sami Abu Salem When Newsweek Middle East broke the news on the world’s worst zoo in Khan Younis, south of Gaza earlier this year, animal rights’ groups and activists were quick to take action. And while some called for closing down the place, there were

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Rescued Animals from Gaza Zoo Find New Homes

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 24  – The last survivors of a Gaza zoo, where dozens of animals died of starvation and children petted stuffed carcasses, left on Wednesday for sanctuary outside the Palestinian territory. Economic hardship deepened by war with Israel brought death to most of the menagerie of 200 at the privately owned

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Yemen: The Abandoned Animals of Taiz

Yemen’s animals have few protectors. Some are even in danger of extinction By Nasser Al Sakkaf THE citizens of Yemen’s Taiz city have been dealt many blows in recent months. Conflict, hunger, isolation and struggle dominate the city’s streets. But they are not the only ones affected by the conflict, which escalated in March 2015.

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The Abandoned House Cats of Aleppo

Who saves the animals suffering and dying in Syria’s war zone? By Rachel Nuwer Each morning, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel drives to the local butcher shop and purchases $2.50 worth of scraps. On good days, the sympathetic proprietor will give Aljaleel a discount or even throw in some bits and bones for free. Along with everyone else

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Against All Odds

Sea turtles find it harder to beat mounting challenges in Lebanon BY Mostapha Raad She glides by you with such grace, flapping her flipper-like legs effortlessly. Time gets suspended as you watch this magnificent colorful sea creature fly next to you underwater and you find yourself holding your breath despite a full tank of oxygen

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