Photo: Volcano's Deadly Ash Harming Stranded Animals in Chile



Abandoned cattle are seen under a plume of smoke from the nearby Chaitén volcano on May 6, 2008.

Many small farmers were forced to leave their livestock behind as the volcano—which erupted May 2—continued to spew fiery debris.

On Thursday the Chilean government announced a plan to evacuate the animals, the only source of income for many local residents.

AP Photo/Mario Mendoza


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