With the help of our members and sympathizers I would like to purchase a few carabaos thus saving them from a certain death via the slaughterhouse and give them a safe, permanent retreat.
This project will bring a level of sensitivity to the public opinion showing that a loyal servant will not be thrown out like an old sock.
The animals ready to be slaughtered shall be examined and meticulously selected on a case by case basis in order to reach a maximum impact.
Obviously, we cannot hope to save all carabaos destined to their sad terminal fate in Manila, but each rescued animal will be a small victory for our cause.
To accomplish this task, I seek to purchase the documents from the carabao owner in a timely manner. The carabao will then remain with its present owner who shall continue to provide for its welfare and enjoy its services.
Said carabao shall be identified and a contract between the owner and the foundation will be executed, preventing, amongst others, a second sale of the same animal.
The animals which can no longer be maintained by the farmer
shall be retired in a sanctuary in the south of the province where the cost
of the land is around 2 to 3 pesos per square meter, or entrusted to another
adopter with all the warrantees. The maintenance fee of those animals
is minimal : humid land consisting of a pasture and a shepherd whose daily salary
shall not exceed 170 pesos ($3 US).
The success of this project shall be equal to the interest you give it. If you wish to participate in this rescue action, all donations shall be welcome.
You may send Euro to our Belgian Account Number 000-1437964-36.
Dollars are accepted at our Philippine Account Number 2474-01122-7, send a Check from a US financial institution at our following address: PO Box 362, Puerto Princesa City, 5300 Palawan, Philippines.
Each 200 EUR/USD collected with the mention "carabao" shall be dedicated to the purchase of one carabao.
With anticipation, I thank you in advance,
It is a great delight that we introduce our 10 first protecteds.
|1. Magda , 10-year-old
female, bought by a Belgian
Association well known for their battle for abolition of vivisection and prevention of martyrdom of laboratory animals (APMA).
The granddaughter of the vendor adopted Magda.
She cultivates vegetables and fruits.
|2. Bougny, 16-year-old
female, bought by our member
Ms. Anny Moerman.
The vendor adopted her.
She cultivates rice.
16-year-old female, bought by our member
Ms. Mary Lippens.
The vendor adopted her.
Cléopâtre cultivates principally rice but also vegetables.
|4. Duchess, 12-year-old
Several donations enabled us to buy this carabao that was adopted by her vendor.
She cultivates rice.
|5. Caprice, 2-year-old
female, bought in the
Seeing her young age, we asked the adopter of Cléopâtre to adopt Caprice.
Cléopâtre shall teach Caprice the tricks of the trade and Caprice shall take over little by little.
|6. Kathy, 12-year-old
female. She was on the departure
to Manila and was bought by two members: Kathleen
Abraham and Danielle Liberton.
A young farmer, delighted by the opportunity, adopted her the same day. She is pampered and coddled and put on 50 kg despite of the ploughing season.
She cultivates rice and vegetables.
|7. Nelly, 14 year old
female. On her departure to
Manila, the veterinary inspection team rejected her
for being extremely thin. PAWA, Inc. took advantage to
offer a rock bottom price.
After 3 weeks of rest and intensive care, an old farmer, who shall not ask too much of her, adopted Nelly.
|8. Emily, 14-year-old
female. She was found in the
slaughterhouse where she had been awaiting her time
with a companion in adversity.
Adopted by a delighted young farmer, Emily came at just at the right moment for the rice field-ploughing season.
|9. Salin, 14-year-old
female. She was with Emily.
We bought both of them for a good price and our Board
member, Georges Chiozzani, who was planning to
purchase a carabao to plough his land, deposited the
price of Salin into the foundation.
Unfortunately, Salin cannot plough anymore because of a defective shoulder. She can, without any difficulty, pull a
sleigh. Our member Georges shall adopt another carabao later.
Salin became the friend of a farmer, who, despite her handicap, wants to keep her. A second carabao was put at the disposal of this farmer for the heavy work.
|10. Molos, our 17-year-old
heavyweight. The owner, a
Frenchmen, did not want to keep the animal because of
him being quarrelsome but did not want to sell him to
the slaughterhouse either. Our budget being limited,
he accepted a price lower than he would have obtained from the slaughterhouse. The man seemed to be content of such a human solution.
After having had the animal castrated, we entrusted him to a young farmer where aggressive tensions were changed into useful work.