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Review for Animal-Kind International, Jemez Springs, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I could sit here and go on about the wonderful things AKI does for animals, the countless strays they save, but we all know those stories, we've seen them most of our lives. Animals are the ones people always forget. The ones who can't speak for themselves, and so, organizations like AKI speak for them. However, what is truly special about AKI is that they speak for the animals that are the most forgotten, the ones on the outskirts of the world, in countries torn with war/conflict/poverty. In these countries, people mostly focus on the people, getting them food, shelter, water, which is understandable of course, but there is a tendency to forget that there are animals suffering in these countries too. I can't justify one life over another; a person's over an animal's, so I am really grateful for organizations like AKI who don't forget the animals in these countries like Bosnia, where I'm from, or Honduras. In Bosnia dogs are beaten, have acid thrown on them or simply shot. While many people are suffering in Bosnia after the war, this does not justify this abysmal treatment of animals. In Bosnia it is typical to hear: "Animal rights? Forget animal rights! What about human rights?!" - this alone gives you a clear picture of where things stand in post-war countries. Thank you AKI for not forgetting that animals feel pain too, regardless of where they are! You're truly amazing and the work you do is truly life-changing for these animals, and honestly, gives me hope. Thank you!

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