Cows throng Sydney's Bondi Beach for Australia rural health cause

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Cows are mustered after being released from a cattle truck onto Bondi Beach in Sydney on March 16, 2018.PHOTO: AFP
SYDNEY (AFP) - Moos sounded across Sydney's Bondi Beach Saturday (March 17) as drovers on horseback mustered dozens of cows across its famous soft sands to raise awareness about rural health needs.

The unusual sight of 40 heifers - who travelled thousands of kilometres (miles) from Australia's remote outback - and six stockmen and women at one of the world's most iconic beaches attracted hundreds of excited onlookers.

The "Herd of Hope" cattle drive was the brainchild of double transplant recipient Megan McLoughlin, 36, who wanted to raise awareness about organ donation and the need for more support for health services in rural areas.

"I received a double transplant seven years ago and I realised that there's little-to-no services in regional and rural areas for all those affected by organ and tissue donation," McLoughlin, who is also legally blind, told AFP. Continue reading
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