Nepal: Completely Disgusting Animal Abuse Exposed by ”Animals Nepal’ In New Bhairab Brick Factory. Please Take Actions Given.


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Worked literally to the bone – exposed backbone

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The  mule’s spine and vertebrae were exposed

Animal Nepal shocked by conditions in New Bhairab brick factory

15 Apr 2013

 Lubhu, April 12, 2013 – Animal Nepal’s working equine outreach team today was shocked to find a grave case of animal abuse in New Bhairab brick factory in Lubhu, Lalitpur.

A mule, which was literally worked to death, died this morning from deep trauma saddle wound on its back. The wounds were so severe that the mule’s spine and vertebrae were exposed.

Donkey Sanctuary India’s managing vet Ramesh Kumar said he had never come across such a serious case of equine abuse. “I am deeply saddened to see the conditions of equines in Kathmandu’s brick factories, and vow to do whatever possible to improve their lives,” said Dr Kumar.

Already 15 equines died in a similar manner in the factory since December.

Over 30% of surviving 47 equines suffer from malnutrition, saddle wounds, blindness or other injuries.

Animal Nepal’s team of paravets is presently being trained in wound management, PRA methods, hoof cutting and tooth rasping.

Animal Nepal, apart from providing training to equine owners and child handlers, conduct regular mobile clinics in brick factories. The organisation has launched a campaign to improve the conditions of ‘brick donkeys’.

Actions – Letters and Petition

Supporters are requested to send a letter to the Federation of Nepal Brick Factories and to sign this petition on

Animal Nepal is a founder of Brick Clean Network Nepal, which promotes a responsible brick industry. A write up on ‘Blood Bricks’ , produced with the blood of countless working equines, child workers and bonded labourers, by Animal Nepal’s volunteer directors Pramada Shah and Lucia de Vries, can be found here.


England: Finally, The Government Bows To Public Pressure and Introduces A Ban On Wild Animals Used In Circuses.


FANTASTIC NEWS !! – 16/04/13


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Finally, after so many hard years of campaigning, public consultations etc, which always seemed to be ignored despite their overwhelming public support (94%) for a complete ban, we now have a deadline set by the UK government.  Always viewed as taking sides with the circus owners, the UK government has (in our view) now been forced to accept that the British public DO NOT want to see wild animals being used in pathetic circus acts in England.

Despite the end being December 2015, this now gives UK animal welfare organisations plenty of time to ensure that all the animals are re-homed in much better environments, and do not have to spend each and every day of their very sad lives chained and cramped in the back of a circus trailer.

Brilliant news, and we celebrate for the animals !

Well done everyone who worked so hard on this issue for so many years – now we see good triumph over evil.



BBC Link:

Circuses to face wild animal ban

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Circuses in England will be prohibited from using wild animals in their shows from the beginning of December 2015, the government has announced.

Ministers were initially reluctant to bring in a blanket ban – demanded by many MPs and campaigners – in case of legal action by operators.

Agriculture minister David Heath said the two-year “grace period” would allow circus owners to arrange suitable care.

There are currently 20 licensed wild animals working in circuses.

These include camels, zebras and snakes, but not elephants, monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees or big cats.

‘Common sense’

Under the terms of the draft Wild Animals in Circuses Bill, the ban will cover any creature not normally domesticated in Britain.

The government has already introduced licensing regulations to improve conditions for performing animals until the law is changed.

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard, whose backbench motion in 2011 calling for a ban was passed without a vote in the Commons, said: “I am delighted the government have finally decided to introduce a ban.

“This is a victory for animal welfare and common sense – and proves that politicians who have belief, stick to their principles, and persevere despite hostile opposition, can still shape events.”

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Congratulations to Jan and the crew at ADI (London) who gathered so much harrowing undercover footage over so many years; and who had the vigor to take this campaign all the way until a ban was achieved.