Over the past week, at least two people have been killed in more than 30 fires that have ravaged the peninsula and burned more than 30,000 hectares. However, there is no data on the animals that died in these events. The video that accompanies this message contains the testimony of Raquel López, a volunteer at Refugi el Tuc in El Pont de Vilomara (Barcelona), who tells how, last Sunday, she had to evacuate numerous animals from her organization due to the proximity of the fires , which broke out in his city that day. In addition, Ángeles Santos Alfonso, member of the National Executive of COAG, also explains how these fires are affecting ranchers.
In this summer fire season, which has become the worst in 15 years, care for animals that could be affected by fires is required for the first time. In 2021, the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda included saving these creatures in the plan to fight wildfires.
The video that accompanies this news shows images of neighbors who have been fleeing the fires with their animals in recent days. Also included is the testimony of a rancher from Zamora who, given the speed of the fire in his area, was unable to collect his animals, which ultimately sustained no harm. In addition, the following questions are answered:
- How have the fires of the last few days affected the animals?
- How should ranchers act to avoid losses in case of fire?
- Have the conditions of the current fires compromised the rescue of these creatures?
- How should the authorities act in the face of these phenomena?