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Wildlife traffickers caught in the act

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Wildlife traffickers caught in the act

Dear friends, The fight against animal abuse is ongoing, but this time, it involves other species that deserve our attention and devotion more than ever. Our wildlife is in danger. Illegal hunting and the continuous selling of wildlife are a major threat to the population of wild animals, wild birds in particular.

Over the past month, owls, hoopoes, partridges and buzzards have been rescued from being sold illegally, thanks to the Internal Security Forces’ (ISF) efforts and immediate action and response. The birds were confiscated and handed over to us, and with the help of the Parrot Club of Lebanon – that specializes in birds – and Lebanese Wildlife, they are currently being nursed back to health.

Two of the wild owls who were extremely weak and emaciated made a full recovery and were released back into the wild, where they can lead a normal life. While some birds were too weak and sadly passed away, 3 (more) owls, two buzzards, three partridges and 7 hoopoes will be released as soon as they gain health and learn to survive on their own. Efforts on the ground alone are not enough, and that’s why our team continues to visit schools and raise awareness about animal welfare.

From dogs and cats to horses, wild birds, rabbits and guinea pigs, your support is essential to help us continue our mission. Please DONATE. or SPONSOR. The BETA Team

Furthermore, our airport is closed and dogs who have found their forever homes abroad are currently stuck in the country, and to make matters worse, the dog shelter was severely damaged a few days ago, with parts of the roof completely collapsing, due to devastating strong winds.
We are currently working far beyond our capacity, especially with the enforced curfew that is making our daily work even harder, and while prioritizing the health and safety of our volunteers, we are continuing our daily tasks to keep helping animals in need.

International help is extremely vital for the continuation of our mission at the moment. Hope is what keeps us going, and we would like to thank all those who gave us a helping hand in the past few months, ensuring that wellbeing of over 1,000 animals.
This is a plea of help to provide the basic needs, such as dog and cat food and medical care, and to carry out our daily mission.
This is a plea to come together from all around the world at this time of global crisis, as animal lovers who want to give animals a second chance at life.
Please help them.