Category Archives: Animals & Wildlife

Illegally Held Chimpanzee In Lebanon Freed After A Nine-Year Struggle!

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Animals Lebanon recently took up the case to free Charlie, a nine year old chimpanzee that was smuggled into Lebanon in 2005 and sold to Animal City zoo, and they finally managed to free the animal yesterday after a court ruling. Charlie is the last known chimpanzee in Lebanon. He will be moved to approved chimpanzee sanctuary where he could get expert care and live with other chimpanzees in a natural enclosure.

Few days ago, Animals Lebanon also managed to rescue a neglected lion and two tigers from a zoo in Lebanon.

Thumbs up to Animals Lebanon for their awesome work!

Animals Lebanon Rescue Neglected Lion And Tigers From A Zoo In Lebanon

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Two tigers and one lion were rescued today by Animals Lebanon from a private zoo. These big cats were the only survivors as a lion, a cheetah and a tiger had died in the previous years after the owner refused to give them up. Now AnimalsLebanon need help to get them to the Tonga Terra d’Accueil sanctuary in France which offered to give them a home. In an ideal situation, the owner would be thrown in jail or fined for these practices and the concerned ministry would pay for these animals’ trips but that’s not the case unfortunately in Lebanon.

Having said that, you can either [donate] to help AnimalsLebanon or contact them if there’s any other way you could help with.

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STOP Hunting Crimes in Lebanon!

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A Facebook page named “Stop Hunting Crimes In Lebanon” was founded by a group of European and Lebanese protectionists to show the massacre of raptors, storks and songbirds, the rarest species of migratory birds, killed by brutal and criminal Lebanese hunters. They’ve collected over 20,000 pictures that they are constantly updating through their page.

These hunters shooting at anything that moves are idiots and should be jailed.

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Lebanese Ship Accused Of Dumping Dead Cows In The Baltic Sea

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Denmark and Sweden have been investigating for days how fourteen dead cows ended up on their shores and it seems it was a Lebanese ship who dropped the dead cows in the sea. Not only did they do that, but the ears were cut off to remove the earmarks identifying the animals.

Dumping slaughter waste is illegal in the Baltic Sea and the crew could be charged with animal cruelty. Swedish police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford said and I quote that “She’s been working in the police for 40 years and had never dealt with such a crime”.

Maybe we should invite her to visit Beirut’s slaughterhouse and see what goes on there.

Fourteen dead cows that washed up on the beaches of Denmark and Sweden were probably dumped overboard by the crew of a Lebanese ship after it encountered bad weather, Danish police said Friday.

“The police suspects that (the source is) a Lebanese ship that was transporting live cattle from a US port to Europe,” the South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police said in a statement.

“The ship ran into a storm in the Bay of Biscay, in which a number of cows died,” it added.

The animals, the first of which was found on December 31, also had their back legs tied together and their stomachs cut open. The ears had been cut to remove the earmarks identifying the animals, police said.

“The reason the stomachs had been slit open was probably to ensure the animal sank, and the back legs were probably bound so that a crane could grab and hoist the cow overboard,” it said.

The Lebanese ship’s crew had asked to unload the dead animals in a Russian port but were turned down, after which they most likely dumped them around 18 kilometres (11 miles) off the Danish island of Bornholm, police said. [RawStory]