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Stuck in Suez: Thousands of Animals Packed Tight on Ships

  • As many as 14 vessels stuck near the canal may have livestock
  • Ships usually carry 2 or 3 days worth of extra feed: group
Commercial cargo and container ships ride anchor while waiting to transit the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, on March 25.
Commercial cargo and container ships ride anchor while waiting to transit the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, on March 25.Photographer: Islam Safwat/Bloomberg
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Of all the millions of tons of cargo that’s piled up in the Suez Canal, none is more delicate than the animals crammed into the hulls of several of the ships.