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An article on Yahoo! News speaks of looting at the Baghdad Zoo and the plight of the lions and tigers there.

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Are the Americans there doing anything to HELP these poor cats???

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Here is a website with information on how to donate money to aid the animals in the Baghdad zoos.

http://www.nczoo.org/press_release/04172003_2.htm

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Are the Americans there doing anything to HELP these poor cats???

Reported this morning and last night on NPR and MSNBC that American Soliders broght frozen meat, vegitables, and a exotic animal veternarian to the Bagdad Zoo to look after the animals there. The food was brought from and with the help of Kuwait apparently.

From: http://www.canoe.ca/EdmontonNews/es.es-04-19-0046.html

"Moved by their plight, Kuwait shipped seven tonnes of frozen meat, fruit, vegetables and feed by truck to Iraq on Friday in an effort to save animals that haven't yet died or escaped from their cages to roam the streets of Baghdad.

"This represents two to four weeks of food for the Baghdad zoo," said Jim Fikes, an army reservist who put together the shipment with the Humanitarian Organizing Committee in Kuwait City, which handles connections between charities and the U.S. military.

"U.S. forces in Baghdad have described coming across the forgotten animals - including weakened lions stumbling throughout the compound. They fed some of them crackers, noodles and meat from their ration packs."

Well... there you go. Food from their own backpacks.

And from... http://ens-news.com/ens/apr2003/2003-04-18-01.asp

"Iraqis and U.S. troops are reported to be carrying water to the lions and tigers, and real relief is on the way. American zoos are responding to their need. "

So to me... the answer is "YES!"
And a question back... "What are you doing to help?"

If your answer is..."I would, but I don't know how..." then perhaps you'd like to help by donating to the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Wefare) via
http://www.ifaw.org/page.asp?id=671
Since they've already sent $25,000.00 in emergency aid to help the zoo in Bahgdad!

Now that's *GOOD NEWS!*

Grace and Peace - Camstone Fox

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