Cold Weather- Cows Dying in Vietnam (2011)

The cool weather continues in Bangkok, all over Thailand and the region. This morning it was 20 Celsius in Bangkok, overcast and windy, very cool for Bangkok.

A sad story coming out of Vietnam, over 23,000 cattle and buffalo have died due to the freezing weather- story follows. I never imagined cold weather would be an issue in this part of the world.

Story about Vietnam:

23,000 cattle die in freezing weather

HA NOI – The total number of cows and buffaloes frozen to death in Viet Nam has reached 23,000, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Livestock Breeding Department said yesterday.

The northern mountainous province of Lang Son topped the list with more than 4,000 dead animals, followed by two neighbouring provinces, Cao Bang and Lao Cai.

Minister Cao Duc Phat has instructed provinces from Thua-Thien-Hue northward to establish working teams to instruct in food and shelter measures to help cattle and poultry cope with the chill and hunger.

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Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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One Response to Cold Weather- Cows Dying in Vietnam (2011)

  1. RUNNER says:

    IN A MATTER OF A FEW DAYS I LOST 200 COWS AND 8 BUFFALO IN NORTH COUNTRY THAILAND ( ISSAN )??? WHY
    IS IT THE WEATHER OR IS IT THE DISEASE ???
    I INVESTED TO TEACH AND HELP THE POOR PEOPLE AND CRAP !!!!!
    Runner USA

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