Residents rescue more animals from Taal volcano island; PETA offers sanctuary to some

Residents rescue more animals from Taal volcano island; PETA offers sanctuary to some

16.1.2020

Residents rescue more animals from Taal volcano island; PETA offers sanctuary to some

TALISAY, Batangas — Residents rescued more animals, mostly horses, from eruption-hit Taal Volcano Island Thursday morning as they tried returning to the island.

Residents living at the foot of Taal volcano with volcanic ash-covered horses after rescuing them from their homes and transporting them to Talisay Batangas (Photo by Ali Vicoy) The Manila Bulletin saw at least 25 horses in Barangay Sta. Maria here around 9 a.m. They were recently rescued from Volcano Island and were transported via boat. More horses had already been rescued from the island since dawn and transferred to proper facilities, according to locals here. “Ang mga kabayo’y karugtong na ng aming buhay… Syempre, sila ang aming pinagkakakitaan,” Edwin Maguinao said. (Horses are connected to our lives…they are our livelihood.) Horses had been a help to residents of the volcano island, particularly tourist guides, because they were used by tourists to reach the peak of the island to see the crater of Taal Volcano. Jana Sevilla, senior rescue coordinator of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), believed that some 3,000 horses were in the area before the volcano started its eruptive activities. Many people feared that all the animals there were already dead as ash has blanketed the whole island. But Sevilla told reporters they were “surprised to see that there were more live animals than those that were dead” when they went to the island Wednesday. “We’re expecting the worst, pero pagdating namin, maraming buhay.” (…but when we arrived, many were alive.) Members of PETA, who were able to enter here amid the lockdown, assisted residents with care options for their animals. They offered a farm in Alfonso, Cavite as temporary shelter for the residents’ animals. At least 30 horses are already there, Sevilla said. Some residents preferred to sell their animals. Small horses could be bought for as low as P3,500, four goats for just P13,000, while two cows for P60,000, the residents here disclosed as several transactions were already consummated. “As much as possible, hindi namin pinapabenta kasi syempre kakatayin,” Sevilla said. “Pero hindi naman namin sila mapipigilan kasi ‘yun ang livelihood nila.” (…we don’t want them to sell because the animals will be slaughtered. But we can’t stop them because that’s their livelihood.) Related Posts Read more: Manila Bulletin News

Phivolcs: New fissures in towns around Taal could lead to sinkholes; residents warned to evacuateState volcanologists said new fissures or cracks on the ground were observed in several towns in Batangas as a series of tremors rumbled the province amid threats of Taal Volcano's hazardous explosive eruption.

THROWBACK: Ex-senator Biazon's mission in 1965 Taal Volcano eruptionThis idol is legendary 🤘🏽

WATCH: Life inside an evacuation center amid Taal Volcano’s unrestWhat’s life like inside the evacuation centers after Taal Volcano launched tons of ash into the air? TaalEruption2020 Hear the story straight from the communities in the camps here:

Fast food chain to receive, process donations for Taal Volcano victimsA major fast-food chain has vowed to receive and process in-kind donations to victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. | GabrielLaluINQ GabrielLaluINQ The fast food chain is McDonalds. SavedYouAClick

Pacquiao denies connection with bogus socmed accounts using his name to raise funds for Taal victimsSen. Emmanuel

Gov’t not seeking help from other nations for Taal disaster – PaneloThe government is ready to accept foreign donations but will not yet actively seek assistance abroad to deal with the calamity arising from Taal Volcano's unrest. Writings on the wall. Pero si Año mabilis pa sa alas-kwatro humingi ng donations sa ordinaryong mamamayan. Bakit ba binawasan ang calamity /disaster funds? Don't see anyone rushing to help anymore..before dickhead dutz came along other countries always offered help for disasters..now all we get is dutz riding a new motorbike and flying around in his jet..



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