World Veterinary Year stamps (Portugal, 2011)

To celebrate the World Veterinary Year in 2011 Portugal post have issued four stamps and one souvenir sheet to illustrate, in a rather colorful way, various aspects of the veterinary profession by picturing various domestic or farm animals.

The first stamp picturing a pig is associated to the animal protection and health. The stamp with the DNA symbol inside the horse stands for the genetic research for improvement of animal breeding. The cat stamp pictures the medicines and medical products used for animal. And the last stamp, the one that pictures a cow producing milk is associated with public hygiene.

The souvenir sheet is associated to “The Centro de Recuperação de Animais Silvestres de Lisboa – LxCRAS, a structure under the City Council of Lisbon and part of the National Network of Centers for the Recovery of the Fauna. It is located in the Biodiversity Space in Monsanto Forest Park. It was officially inaugurated on 15 October 1997 to meet the growing demand and request of the citizens of Lisbon for the collection, reception and recovery of autochthonous wounded or weak wild animals.

Technical details:

Issue Date: 07.09.2011
Designer: João Machado
Printer: Joh. Enschedé
Process: Offset
Colours: 4-colour offset
Size: 40 x 30,6 mm, 125 x 95 mm
Values: EUR 2.50, 2.80, 3.83, 4.01

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