On 4 March, at the Radisson hotel, Animals Lebanon held a press conference to explain the importance of having national legislation for animal welfare – and the important work being done to make sure these laws are drafted and enacted. The opening of new zoos, traveling circuses in the region, and the smuggling of endangered wildlife all highlight the desperate need for proper legislation.
No less than eight television stations covered the press conference, and the room was packed full of other journalists, NGO representatives, and friends and supporters of Animals Lebanon. This shows just how important of an issue this is to the general public, and that animal welfare is not something which can be overlooked.
Click here to watch a short film where Lebanese actresses Carmen Lebbos, Nada Abu Farhat and Anjo Rihane speak up in support of animals – and Animals Lebanon!
Successful Spay Day 2010
After introducing TNR – Trap Neuter Return – to Lebanon in 2008, we thought it was going to be something very difficult to get people to understand and accept. But after two years, 50,000 flyers and other forms of awareness, people have not only accepted it but have joined efforts.
Every year, the last Tuesday in February is recognized as ‘Spay Day International.’ Animals Lebanon had special projects throughout February in recognition of Spay Day and to promote the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs in Lebanon.
There are thousands and thousands of cats and dogs trying to survive on the streets, and Spay Day International is a perfect opportunity to start to tackle this enormous problem.
Dr. Shirley Hendrick, a vet from Holland, donated her time as she came to Lebanon for a week. Under an agreement with the Lebanese Veterinary Syndicate, Dr. Hendrick came to help spay and neuter stray cats and dogs, as well as work with local vets and vet students to share expertise and experiences. It was great to see how eager and interested the vet students were as they assisted during the surgeries each day. READ MORE