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Frozen Cattle Crisis In Harsh Mongolia Winter


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:56 PM

news.sky.com said:

Up to 20 million farm animals may die in Mongolia before spring as the fiercest winter in living memory grips the country, International Aid Agencies are being warned.

Half the entire country's livestock could be wiped out, local experts told the Red Cross.

A Sky News team that travelled through remote regions in Central Mongolia found cattle, goats and sheep frozen to death across the plains, with some herds almost completely wiped out.

Outside her traditional home in Central Mongolia, grandmother Hotont Suon weeps as she looks at the carcasses of her herd lying on their backs.

Their legs in the air, they are frozen to death across the plains, with some herds almost completely wiped out.

Outside her traditional home in Central Mongolia, grandmother Hotont Suon weeps as she looks at the carcasses of her herd lying on their backs.

Their legs in the air, they are frozen to death. In the pens, sheep huddle together from the bitter cold. Two died while we watched.

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