After the Disaster. May Day.

May 1, 2015
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We start by talking about May Day and why it matters to people working towards justice for all animals.

A dog sits in front of a mound of rubble of collapsed houses after Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh

A dog sits in front of a mound of rubble of collapsed houses after Saturday’s earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh

Next, we discuss the fact that some people believe that the earthquakes there were “karma” for the mass ritual slaughter that takes place in Nepal every five years (Gadhimai).

Josey Kitson the Executive Director of World Animal Protection (formerly WSPA) joins us to focus on the dire condition for nonhuman beings in Nepal. They recently depoloyed a team of disaster response vets to Kathmandu.

World Animal Protection is working with the authorities to join the international effort and complement the humanitarian relief, as the extent of the animal need becomes clear. Animals are often the forgotten victims of disasters, with millions suffering and dying each year. While disaster response rightly prioritizes people’s immediate needs, the long term recovery from disasters is inextricably linked with the well-being of animals.

 

 

We also highlight the work of Food for Life Nepal who have been very busy feeding thousands of people there hot plant-based meals.

To donate to Food for Life -Nepal now please visit their fundraising page.

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