Animals in Afghanistan are also suffering

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Animals in Afghanistan are also suffering

Pen Farthing, a former British soldier and founder of the Nowzad charity, has been involved in rescuing stray cats and dogs and abused donkeys for 15 years.
Now, Pen has asked his government to transport his 71-member staff back to his country, plus the animals they have protected, including 180 cats and dogs.

Farthing su Instagram wrote: "This is the face of Afghanistan. Our western governments gave the young generations of Afghanistan hope for the future. And in one swift stroke of a White House pen; they abandoned them to the wolves.

Every one who cares for compassionate caring people like our awesome Dr Hamida and her colleagues and friends in Afghanistan now needs to step up and let their voices be heard. They have no future if you do not. Reach out to press, MPs, Senators & Presidents and Prime Ministers.

Western soldiers died in Afghanistan for this brief future we gave the Afghan people. Their loss was clearly now for nothing. More than ever the people of Afghanistan, the real people who are just like you and me with aspirations and hope, need our voices and our governments intervention.

The withdrawal from Afghanistan is a terrible mistake."

The orangutan is on the edge of the abyss

Truly alarming figures on the survival of this beautiful and vulnerable primate species were revealed during World Orangutan Day.

IUCN said orangutan is dying out, putting the animal on its red list. Up to 100 years ago there were more than 230,000 specimens of the species, now it is estimated about 104,700 specimens of Bornean orangutan, 7,500 of Sumatran orangutan and 800 of Tanopuli orangutan, the most endangered species among the great apes.

Poaching is doing its bad part. Many orangutans are captured and sold on the black market to end up in the hands of hunters of rare and exotic animals, many others are exterminated because they are considered a threat to farms and crops.

The disappearance of the rainforest, the natural habitat of the orangutan, supplanted by pastures and fields for the cultivation of palm oil palm, drastically reducing the area essential for the survival of the animal. A truly dramatic end.