Experts from across the European Union will join stakeholders in Lebanon for the first national workshop on animal welfare on May 18th and 19th. Held under the patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture, HE Dr. Hussein Hajj Hassan, this two day workshop is a major initiative to enact national animal welfare legislation.
Stopping animal abuse starts with individual animals - the dog shot while living on the streets, the cat forced to scavenge from dumpsters, and the monkey displayed in a tiny cage in a pet shop. At the same time, stopping abuse starts with some of the most important international conventions.
On 4 March, at the Radisson hotel, Animals Lebanon held a press conference to explain the importance of having national legislation for animal welfare ? and the important work being done to make sure these laws are drafted and enacted.
A panicked woman entered the clinic of our vet. She came to report a dog she had seen hiding under a car for nearly a week, and she was concerned for the dogs health as she was sure he had been without food or water for nearly a week.
On Thursday, 17 June, the majestic Palais Mouawad Gardens was transformed for the first Animals Lebanon Gala for Change. The sold out event raised nearly $45,000 to support the vital work of Animals Lebanon.
Customs officers in Bulgaria confiscation 108 grey parrots that arrived from Lebanon. The endangered parrots arrived to Sofia airport on a flight from Beirut, and illustrate the urgent need for Lebanon to join CITES, the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.
After introducing TNR ? Trap Neuter Return ? to Lebanon in 2008, we thought it was going to be something very difficult to get people to understand and accept. But after two years, 50,000 flyers and other forms of awareness, people have not only accepted it but have joined efforts.