Images of kittens sniffing amid the rubble. Dogs seen running frantically down the streets. These scenes—reminiscent of cruel and illegal decisions made by American officials in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—are reality once more in Lebanon.
Animals don’t belong to religions or have nationalities, and they own no bombs or tanks, yet they suffer in our wars. PETA representatives Jason Baker—a veteran of animal rescue efforts in New York City following September 11 and in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—and Michele Rokke are in the Middle East leading the only foreign-based animal rescue team helping terrified animals who are trapped in the war zone.