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Goats, sheep, livelihoods lost to floods and cold in northern Kenya

Goats, sheep, livelihoods lost to floods and cold in northern Kenya

BAZ RATNER THE carcasses of goats and sheep are strewn across the scrubland of northern Kenya are testament to the devastation wrought by the once-in-a-generation floods that have hit the region. In just one area of Marsabit County, herders lost around 20,000 goats and sheep last week after the torrential rain, Roba Koto, the top government official in North Horr constituency, said. The thrashing rains came with colder than normal temperatures and sharp winds ripping through the normally semi-arid grazing land. Mamo Konchora, a livestock herder from the Gabra tribe, could do nothing to help the last remaining goat from…
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S.African court allows sheep exports to Middle East, rejects cruelty concerns

S.African court allows sheep exports to Middle East, rejects cruelty concerns

 A South African court ruled on Tuesday that a Kuwaiti firm could ship thousands of sheep to the Middle East, dealing a blow to animal welfare activists seeking to ban such exports on concerns that extreme heat could kill the animals en route. In the high court case, South Africa's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) sought an interim injunction to prevent Kuwaiti livestock exporter Al Mawashi from sailing a vessel loaded with sheep out of South Africa's East London port. In papers filed with the court, the NSPCA said cramped spaces and extreme heat had…
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South‌ ‌African‌ ‌animal‌ ‌rights‌ ‌ group‌ ‌asks‌ ‌court‌ ‌to‌ ‌ban‌ ‌live‌ ‌sheep‌ ‌shipments‌ ‌by‌ ‌Kuwaiti‌ ‌ firm‌

South‌ ‌African‌ ‌animal‌ ‌rights‌ ‌ group‌ ‌asks‌ ‌court‌ ‌to‌ ‌ban‌ ‌live‌ ‌sheep‌ ‌shipments‌ ‌by‌ ‌Kuwaiti‌ ‌ firm‌

A South African animal rights group is seeking a court order banning a Kuwaiti firm from shipping tens of thousands of sheep across the equator to the Middle East during summer months in conditions it called "extreme cruelty". The case is the latest attempt by South Africa's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) to block such sheep exports, and it is pressing the government to introduce new regulations on how live animals are transported. On Thursday, the NSPCA asked Grahamstown High Court in the Eastern Cape for an interim court interdict preventing a ship belonging to…
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