160 puppies of cats and dogs were found inside boes into a truck in China. In the country some traders have used their popularity to deliver pets. The volunteers from the Love Home Animal Rescue Center discovered the vehicle, who published the video of the boxes on social media to show this horror.
One of the boxes found in the truck was only 30cm wide and contained 3 immobile puppies. Volunteers stayed with the puppies all night, feeding them and offering them drinks, while they submitted them to health checks. They said many of the puppies had died or were starving, as vendors stop providing them with water and food one day before departure to limit their droppings.
The courier company involved, ZTO, said it had suspended the delivery security manager in Sichuan province. Apparently many mystery box customers complain that they have received dirty and sick animals.
After 3000 years, 7 Tasmanian Devil puppies are born in Australia
It has not happened for over 3 thousand years that at least 7 Tasmanian Devil puppies were born in Australia: the species had in fact left the Australian mainland to migrate to the homonymous island, where the Devil became endemic, despite today its habitat is threatened.
The only specimens have continued to live and reproduce on the largest island in Australia, from which the species takes its name. The birth of the cubs took place in the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary, an area of 400 hectares where there are 26 specimens.
The puppies are in good health. In total, there would be about 25 thousand specimens of Tasmanian Devil and in 2008 the species was included by the IUCN in the Red List among those in danger of extinction. Since the 1990s, the population has drastically decreased, mainly due to a facial tumor that affects only this species.
Through the official Instagram page, Wild.ark said: "The wilds of mainland Australia are experiencing a special kind of baby boom, one that hasn't happened here in more than 3,000 years. WildArk, in partnership with @aussieArk and @rewild, are celebrating the birth of 7 Tasmanian Devil joeys born into Aussie Ark's 400 hectare Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Aussie Ark team have been working tirelessly for the better part of 10 years to return Devils to the wild of mainland Australia with the hope that they would establish a sustainable."