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Old 27.08.2021, 22:45
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Re: Kabul Small Animal Rescue

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I get a bit wound up by this stuff. People are desperate to get out of Afghanistan. Sod the pets, get the people out.
I kind of agree, but on the other hand I'm glad that humans are an irrational, sentimental lot.
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Old 27.08.2021, 23:23
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I get a bit wound up by this stuff. People are desperate to get out of Afghanistan. Sod the pets, get the people out.

Cats and dogs may be lovely and cuddly and look helpless but a cargo plane full of animals is a cargo plane that could have been filled with genuine people, men, women and children, who desperately need to get out to stay alive with the Taliban going to probably slay people who helped the westerners during the last 20 years.
Then why are cars being flown out of Afghanistan in cargo planes?https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/s...-b1907777.html
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Old 27.08.2021, 23:32
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Then why are cars being flown out of Afghanistan in cargo planes?https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/s...-b1907777.html
A lot have planes have been leaving not full - I guess for various logistical reasons. That plane is also not full so I donít think itís taking up human space. I guess itís probably a diplomatic car.
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Re: Kabul Small Animal Rescue

Pen Farthings action Ďcosting livesí https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...wed-Kabul.html

Itís in all the main papers, not just a DM special.
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Re: Kabul Small Animal Rescue

Says everything about the West's moral decline when people are more worried about stray cats and dogs getting out of Kabul when people are being blown up and children being shot at in the scramble to get out
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Old 29.08.2021, 11:54
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Then why are cars being flown out of Afghanistan in cargo planes?https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/s...-b1907777.html
Question of the day is how many Afghans are more valuable than a Toyota. Or a dog or cat for that matter. Am sure there are plenty of Afghans willing to fly out as freight.
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Old 29.08.2021, 14:39
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Mr Farthingís flight left without charity staff who were prevented from entering the military-controlled area at Kabul airport, despite having been granted visas for the UK.

They had helped to bring the pets to the airport in two cattle trucks. Mr Farthing said armed Taliban militants stopped the Afghan staff from crossing into the British-controlled zone where they could board the privately chartered flight to the UK.

Speaking about his staff members, Mr Farthing, whose real name is Paul, said: ĎIt is just so depressing that I had to leave them behind. Some of them came with me to the airport but they werenít allowed to cross the line from Taliban to British control.

ĎI feel so many things. I feel very sad for them, Iím relieved for me and I feel happy for the animals. There were lots of tears when we said goodbye
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