Britain ready to evacuate cats and dogs from Kabul

  • A former soldier who opened an animal shelter in Kabul wants to evacuate about 140 dogs and 60 cats, as well as his Afghan staff and their families.

On Wednesday, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced that Permission for aerial evacuation from Kabul of dogs and cats taken from a shelter by former Marines, He chartered a plane to evacuate Afghan people and animals.

When thousands of Afghans They are trying to escape after the Taliban return to power, For fear that they would apply their oppressive methods again, that matter It has been causing controversy for several days in the UK, A sample of the love of its inhabitants for these animals.

“If you arrive with these animals, We’ll find a time slot for your plane,” Wallace tweeted about Paul Farthing, a former soldier who opened an animal shelter in Kabul and wants to evacuate about 140 dogs and 60 cats, as well as his Afghan staff and their families.

The day before, the official pointed out, however, that He will not give “priority to animals over men, Desperate women and children are knocking on the door.”

“He should resign,” Minister Dominic Dyer asked., animal rights activist. On Wednesday, he was pleased with the change in position, which he blamed on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

British government Granting entry visas to all Nawzad employees and their families, Farthing announced Monday that about 68 people in all.

Thousands of Afghans are still waiting at the airport with their families, Being able to leave the country on a flight organized by Westerners.

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United State It has already evacuated about 70,700 people since August 14, On the eve of the fall of Kabul to the hands of the Taliban and its return to power.

United kingdom It has evacuated more than 10,200 people. His Western allies wiped out thousands more.

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