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A Heart Breaking Video - Horses and the Australian Floods

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  • A Heart Breaking Video - Horses and the Australian Floods

    This is one of the most heart-breaking videos I've seen about impact of the Australian flooding on the horses there. I'm sending in a donation to the Australian RSPCA after watching this as they are working with the animals impacted.

    The video is only available on FaceBook at this point.

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1672246380314
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    I guess it is not set to public because, even though I am logged on FB, I can't see it.
    The Belambi videos were heart breaking as well. Hoping they find their missing mare.
    Mother Nature is sure taking her revenge...

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      #3
      I've requested the video be made "public" or posted on YouTube.
      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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      • #4
        I can't watch it, but I just saw a blip on fox news with two horses with their chins resting on the THE ROOF OF A HOUSE (they were n water that high.. Is that it?

        Dear God, my biggest prayers for these people and their animals.
        Can we donate online? Even if in the US?
        My big man - April 27, 1986 - September 04, 2008-
        You're with me every moment, my big red horse.

        Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting a battle of some kind.

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        • #5
          Is this the same video?

          So sad, I hope they make it. And the beef critter too...
          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-Brisbane.html

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            #6
            Note the same one but thank you for sharing that link.
            "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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            • #7
              It seems that Mother Earth is trying to wash East Coast Oz off the map. Seems like from south Queensland ( Brisbane) and all the way down through New South Wales and Victoria are under water. And by under water i mean 20 some Meters of water!

              South Australia is under a flood watch today since we are suppose to get 50 - 100mm of rain today.

              Just west of Brisbane had a massive flash flood ( basically tsunami effect) early tuesday which caused most of the damage. Last I heard the death toll was 12 with another 60 missing.

              Haven't heard much about the animal rescue side of things, but have seen some pics of people rescue the kangaroos in boats, snakes climbing fences, horses being led behind boats and swimming for over a kilometer! I do know a few horse studs have been affected.

              Massive jingles are needed!

              P.
              A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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              • #8
                My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Australia as well as their animals!!! JINGLES!!!! Is there a place to donate to people and animals over there?

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                  #9
                  The Australian Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is providing support and taking donations. Here's the site:

                  http://www.rspca.org.au/
                  "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                  • #10
                    Here is the link for the Queensland governement fund that they set up. Should be fairly straight forward to use.

                    http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

                    I think Red Cross is also collecting along with the RSPCA that Mike posted.

                    Brisbane river peaked at 4.5 M instead of 19M so huge relieve there right now. Haven't heard much about the animal side of things but will look into it.

                    P.
                    A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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                    • #11
                      Here is the FB page of one of the organisations helping the horses over in Australia -http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref...92376550776534

                      It has videos, photos and gives you an idea of how people are mobilising to help.

                      There are more photos and a video on this thread as well http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref...92376550776534
                      where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                      • #12
                        Polydor, the predicted flood peak for the Brisbane River was 5.4m with an actual peak of 4.5m. It was the Bremer River predicted to rise to 22m, it peaked at 19.5m 4pm yesterday afternoon (Brisbane time).
                        where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                          The Australian Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is providing support and taking donations. Here's the site:

                          http://www.rspca.org.au/
                          My sister has also found a phone number in the US for donations:

                          "There is a U.S. number, 1-866-538-6589, which is actually the support line for the shelter software that the RSPCA apparently also does (and is used by shelters in the Denver area - their support office is in Denver), they have repurposed the line for donations. I called it and got a nice Australian fellow, Mark Townend, who took my credit card info. They have no power, so the donation probably can't go through for several days, but they can still use it.

                          I am trying to get the word out, if you can pass this along, it sounds like they really can use the help. The Australian dollar is about equivalent to ours. They say $40 will buy a big bale of hay for rescued horses."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Horse with No Name View Post
                            Polydor, the predicted flood peak for the Brisbane River was 5.4m with an actual peak of 4.5m. It was the Bremer River predicted to rise to 22m, it peaked at 19.5m 4pm yesterday afternoon (Brisbane time).
                            That does make more sense. I did think that prediction was a little off if they were predicting it to be 19m and then only having 4.5m. Either way glad it was lower then expected.

                            But there is now another cyclone coming in but sounds like it shouldn't hit the coast.

                            P.
                            A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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                            • #15
                              It's a huge amount of water at either level eh Polydor, and hard to comprehend. Brisbane weather forecast for the next 10 days is forfine weather (fingers crossed, although that brings it's own problems with the possibilty of mosquitos and dengue (sp??) fever, lack of fresh water...
                              where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Brandy76 View Post
                                I can't watch it, but I just saw a blip on fox news with two horses with their chins resting on the THE ROOF OF A HOUSE (they were n water that high.. Is that it?
                                Yep, they were swimming and apparently stopped to rest their heads on the house so they could breathe for a bit. I have heard that those particular horses did survive and are being treated by vets

                                Edit: Link! http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/watch/23832360/

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                                • #17
                                  People save 10 horses and some cattle which included the 2 horses you saw & the cow if you saw that photo. These animals are hurt but have been treated by a vet (for free). There are many other dead animals (unknown number) & people (approx people 15 for which grave concern i.e. most likely dead with 61 missing) however some of which will eventually be uncovered by the receding flood waters. I & a few friends are lucky, my horse is safe as are theirs the BNE RSPCS head quarters did go under but they got all of the animals out. The devastation is awful. Thanxs for caring.

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                                  • #18
                                    Yup insane amount of water either way! I will never complain about the rain we get here in South Australia again! Yup so it has been raining all day today and MAY have gotten 20-40mm of rain... no longer a huge deal.

                                    Continued jingles for everyone!

                                    P.
                                    A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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                                    • #19
                                      Glad your horses are safe lolita1. I kept seeing those horses resting their heads on the roof in my mind all night and I shed tears when I saw that clip, thanks for the link paintball.

                                      There's a heap of groups out there working on rescuing and helping hores and other animals, many seem to be in touch with each other on some level. IRT (International Racehorse Transport) and Qantas have come to the party to get *stuff* from here to Qld. IRT are co-ordinating and Qantas are carrying for no charge.

                                      We're gagging for water at the moment Polydor, I quit whinging when I saw video footage of the inland tsunami!
                                      where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                                      • #20
                                        Thank God the horses are OK, although beat up. I woke up thinking about them this morning.
                                        "You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it?" Richard Bach

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