If you are wondering what sort of mayhem Eid Holiday is that freaks me out for weeks, these pictures are taken during the same season in 2016 from various cities around the country.
Over 69 million people traveled out from towns and cities last year. Roughly equal to the entire country of Malaysia or the whole of London or half of New York hitting the street at the same time.
Bandung has two and a half million residents, 90% of them will go out of town during the holiday and the town will be half dead for at least two weeks.
I hope these pictures will bring your attention to the grave potential that animals can be hurt in the stampede. I hope these pictures will bring your concern to the high risk of death it posed because it is impossible to transport them to safety or treatment in a short time.
Aside from giving you the obvious idea that I need to buy two weeks worth of cat food in advance (while we already struggled to fund raise for one week) I also hope these pictures will highlight my concern for the homeless animals during the holiday. There will be no garbage to scavenge, there will be no by products thrown in the market, there will be no sprinkler to drink from.
Eventually I hope you will understand the drive of my frantic begging.