Animals slaughtered due to record snowfall – Five times the monthly normal precipitation in Yakutia, Russia
Five times the monthly normal … and it’s only the 2nd day of the month!
Horses are unable to feed themselves because of deep snow. forcing locals to slaughter younger horses.
According to Ykt.ru, communication between the regional center and villages was interrupted because of the snow.
Yakutia’s Minister for Agriculture Peter Alekseyev recommended that district authorities should search for suitable pastures for horses and observe emaciated animals.
According to Yakutsk.Ru, snow has covered houses up to the roof; classes at schools have been cancelled.