A pet owner who had to sell his beloved poodle, a miniature horse and several other pet animals after they were poisoned by a deadly pesticide used in the Israeli settlement of Beit Sahour told The Jerusalem Posts that he will never forgive the people of Beidin for poisoning his beloved pets.
Kobi Efraim’s family had been buying the animals from a local breeder for several years.
But when the family discovered that they were suffering from a potentially fatal illness, they sold the animals to a company that sells animal feed products.
The animals were poisoned after being fed contaminated feed.
Efraic, who works as a barber in Beidina, is one of thousands of pet owners in Israel who are being forced to sell their beloved pets after their handlers poisoned them by accident or by accident.
The country’s animal-protection authorities say that some of the poisonings are not as severe as some of those attributed to other pesticides.
But the poisoning cases have increased since Israel’s July 2012 military assault on Gaza that resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 Palestinians.
According to an analysis of veterinary records by The Jerusalem Times, a total of 3,500 dogs, cats and ferrets have been poisoned in the past decade, compared with about 900 cases in Israel in 2012.
About 80 percent of the cases involve fleas.
The rest involve mice, squirrels, cockroaches, frogs, rats and rats and birds.
Only about 20 percent of those poisoned had been killed.
Only 20 percent had been poisoned by the same poison in the same way.
Efin has no intention of selling his beloved pet.
He is trying to help others to do the same.
“If people want to help and they have the money, why not do it?” he said.
But his son and others have not hesitated to make sacrifices to get their pets back.
Kobie Efron, who was 15 at the time of the poisoning, said the animals were a blessing for him and his parents.
“They were a big part of our life, and I’m glad they survived,” he said, adding that the family is looking to find a new breeder.
“We will never sell them.
We will never take them home.”