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By MALLORI KAMINSKI, BVSC
There are a variety of situations a dog or cat
might find itself in where a bit of first aid
may be required from the owner before
transferring the animal to the vet.
Most of these situations are a result of
trauma to the animal, leading to either
broken bones or bleeding.
Please be aware that if your animal is
injured, they are likely to be very painful and
may bite, even if normally not aggressive, so
care must be taken.
Suspected broken bone
If your animal has just been in an accident
and one of the limbs appears to be broken,
then you need to get him/her to the vet as
soon as you can.
If you have a cat or small dog, transport
them in a carrier to prevent them from mov-
ing around too much.
If you have a large dog, he/she may not be
able to jump in the car and you may have to
provide help, either by lifting him/her into
the car or using a blanket as a makeshift
In general, it is best not to try and stabilise
the leg yourself, as it is very painful and the
animal may bite and you may accidentally
cause more damage to the area.
If your pet is bleeding, the best thing to do is
grab a clean cloth and apply firm pressure to
the area and get them to the vet to be
evaluated. Again, your pet may be in pain so
be careful about doing this.
Application of a tourniquet is not recom-
mended as you may inadvertently cause tis-
sue damage to the area, particularly if on a
limb, which may lead to the damaged limb
Either of these situations can be scary for
both owner and pet, so do not hesitate to
phone your Vetlife veterinarian for further
advice if you find yourself in dealing with a
Global community failing
to combat trafficking
RANGIORA BOUND: Former New Zealand police officer, Daniel Walker's NGO NVader aims to stop the sex trade.
Rangiora Baptist Church is backing
two Christchurch organisations that
are fighting human trafficking.
Speakers will tackle the issue at the
church's missions expo on Sunday.
CATE BROUGHTON spoke to one of
the presenters, the man behind
Nvader, which rescues victims of
sexual slavery in Southeast Asia --
former policeman Daniel Walker.
The articulate former policeman
recounts his story effortlessly.
The words fall from his tongue
with ease and it is clear he has done this
many times before.
However, no matter how easy the deliv-
ery seems, the story is astounding and
Stories of children raped, brutalised
and forced to service mainly Western
men, surviving a living hell.
The story of the rise of sexual slavery
throughout the world, a $32 billion
industry and one predicted to become
the number one trade for organised crime
over the next 10 years.
After 11-12 years of police work in
Christchurch, Mr Walker heard about
two American organisations using inves-
tigators to rescue women and children
around the world.
It seemed like the perfect combination
of my education and experience.
The investigators would pose as paedo-
philes or sex tourists to get into the
places where women and children were
We would wear covert cameras and
gather really damning evidence of human
trafficking and then use that evidence to
rescue the victims and facilitate the
arrest and prosecution of the offenders.
The work for two US-based organis-
ations was a culmination of years of prep-
aration to do something meaningful and
address global poverty and exploitation.
Mr Walker says a desire to combat
injustice was fostered in him during his
undergraduate studies at the University
A visiting American speaker, Tony
Campolo, had inspired him to use his
degree to help combat poverty.
However, while he loved the work and
through it saw hundreds of women and
children freed and many offenders pro-
secuted, it had huge personal conse-
Ultimately it really started to take a
toll on me and my marriage and I
returned to New Zealand a broken man,
with a broken family, and the marriage
broke down and we got divorced.
Mr Walker returned to policing and in
an effort to work through his personal
pain began writing about his experience
in the United States.
In 2011 the book, God in a Brothel, was
published and it was on a book tour in the
US that he says he was encouraged to
establish a new organisation. In August
last year Nvader was launched and cur-
rently employs four New Zealand former
police officers and three investigators in
Since January Nvader has rescued 30
women and children from trafficking and
facilitated the arrest and prosecution of
Mr Walker said Nvader was very
intentional about self-care and the wel-
fare of staff , and ensured debriefing took
place in the field after every deployment,
and that missions were done in teams --
The insatiable demand for sex, tour-
ism, the internet, high profits and low
risks have created a deadly combination,
Mr Walker says.
You sell cocaine once and its gone, but
you can sell a child many times a day
through to when they are adult women,
and the profits are huge.
Less than one half of 1 per cent of all
victims of human trafficking ever testify
in a courtroom, so the global community
is failing dismally to combat modern day
That s why Nvader was formed,
because we believe we can do something
effective about it.
Mr Walker will speak at Rangiora Bap-
tist Church on Sunday at 1pm.
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