Kuwait is in the migratory path of flamingos. Unfortunately, they have been moved from their natural stomping grounds several times over the past few decades because of development.
This made me gag when I saw it on Ladies Who Do Lunch in Kuwait's blog, but I really need to pass it along. What the HELL is happening to this country????????????????
I KNOW that HH The Emir is a man who respects wildlife - I have been told so by his close relatives. I hope he takes personal action against the people who committed this horrific act.
Re-posted from LWDLIK Blog
Flamingo Massacre in
A recent rescue mission conducted by K'S PATH. On November 17th, they received a frantic phone call from Kuwait Oil Company employees horrified to find dead and dying flamingos in the Abdaliya Nature Preserve in
West Kuwait. K'S PATH was able to respond quickly and rescue the two live birds and document the deaths of 11 more. After receiving prompt medical care from , they were placed in a temporary holding cage over night. By the next morning K's Path staff were hard at work to modify an existing bird flight for use by flamingos. They don't normally publish gruesome photos on their Facebook page, but in this case they feel it is important that our community see what poaching is doing to our wildlife. With knowledge will come the ability to make change. Royal Animal Hospital
Eleven flamingos who did not survive being shot by poachers who had forced their way into the Abdaliya Nature Preserve.