Thousands of Livestock Dead in Canada Flood

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says thousands of animals are dying because of severe flooding that devastated farmlands across British Columbia in Canada. Lana Popham is Canada’s Agriculture Minister. She says the government is rushing to get veterinarians to many more animals trapped and facing death. Nearly in tears during a recent press conference, the minister says she’s had heartbreaking FaceTime conversations with farmers in their barns while dead livestock lay in the background. Calling it a complete agricultural disaster, she says desperate farmers tried to move livestock by boat to higher ground, but some had to be abandoned as floodwater rushed into southern B.C. “I can tell you that many farmers attempted to move their animals and had to walk away because the roads were disappearing beneath them,” Popham says. “Even the animals that made it to a safe spot are in rough shape when they finally get to dry ground.”