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AfA Statement on Kabul Zoo (Afghanistan)

STATEMENT ON THE WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS AT KABUL ZOO


The Asia for Animals (AfA) Coalition is composed of 22 well-known and respected animal welfare organisations that have a shared focus on improving the welfare of animals in Asia. The Coalition is supported by a global network of hundreds of animal welfare organisations working together to tackle issues across Asia as one voice.


update: 26th August 2021


As a largest coalition of animal welfare organisations with particular expertise in Asia, we wish to support organisations working with Kabul Zoo in Afghanistan and to ensure that accurate information is available. Please refer to this webpage for updates as the situation develops https://www.asiaforanimals.com/kabul-zoo and direct any enquiries to afacoalition@gmail.com


We are liaising with the organisations who work on the ground with this facility.



WHAT IS THE SITUATION AT KABUL ZOO?

The zoo is still in operation, and the staff continue to care for the animals the best they can under the circumstances.

The zoo is currently not in any immediate danger.

They have supplies of food and water and are in the process of acquiring further supplies..