Stray Dogs Poisoned, Goats Stomped to Death, and Brutal Dog Fighting Must be Stopped

Target: Dr. Rewaz Faiq Hussein, Speaker of the Kurdish Parliament

Goal: Adopt standard of animal rights and clear sanctions against animal cruelty.

In the region where sheep and goats were first domesticated, a sick streak of animal cruelty has continued, and perpetrators typically emerge unscathed. Reports and viral videos of poisoned stray dogs, unchecked dog-fighting, chickens crammed into tiny cages, and goats brutally stomped represent just a few of the cruelties perpetrated with no criminal penalty in Kurdistan. This independent offshoot of Iraq has no animal welfare laws on the books.

For over a decade, a veterinarian who escaped the rule of Saddam Hussein has fought for the establishment of a Kurdish animal rights bill. If enacted, the legislation would formally safeguard animals from fear, distress, inadequate care and shelter, pain and suffering, and other states of being that typically define animal cruelty in a legal sense. A welfare council would be largely responsible for overseeing these standards, implementing penalties for violations, and imposing strict regulations on zoos, breeders, and other individuals or groups responsible for the care of animals. Common abuses like dog-fighting, slaughterhouse atrocities, and inhumane hunting practices would also be targeted.

After years of inaction, this important initiative finally has a path forward with actual political supporters and with a planned debate and vote upcoming. Sign the petition below to support a framework that could save the lives of countless at-risk animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Hussein,

Sulaiman Tameer, veterinarian and leader of Kurdistan’s premier animal welfare organization, has spent over ten years trying to make his labor of love, a comprehensive animal rights bill, a reality. Supportive ministers have helped evolve this ambition from a fading dream to a promising possibility. You may wonder why this legislation should matter to you.

For one, you can likely agree that Kurdistan’s agricultural sector is in serious need of reform due to lagging performance. Healthy domesticated animals will only increase the health of this sector. Most importantly, the lack of regard and respect for all living beings runs counter to Islam and reflects badly upon the region as a whole. Images of severed animal heads, government-sanctioned poisonings, and hateful cruelty imposed upon animals ranging from dogs to goats are a disgrace and an affront to basic human compassion and decency.

Please help your region liberate its most vulnerable and at-risk inhabitants from the chains of oppression and inhumanity. Give your backing to the animal welfare bill when it comes to a vote.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Villager Boy


96 Comments

  1. Cruel people should be eliminated!!!

  2. Gabriela Torres says:

    What else can you expect from these uncivilized barbarians who still live like in ancient times, when the world was just created?

    • Unfortunately it’s not just societies such as these. Take the United States for instance. The amount with animal cruelty and torture that is legal is unbelievable.

  3. If you people are educated and not living in stone age, then you will certainly manage manic who are being cruel to animals in your country and take some concrete action for future.

  4. Dr. Rewaz Faiq Hussein, Speaker of the Kurdish Parliament

    Adopt standard of animal rights and clear sanctions against animal cruelty.

    The vile and evil lowlife psychopathic animal torturing murdering filthy human monsters who commit these atrocities of deliberate animal torture, suffering and an excruciating agonising death must be brought to justice and put to death.Kill all these lowlife animal torturing murdering psycho
    monster bastards from hell slowly. Burn in hell you lowlife non human monsters on our planet.Death to all you scumb on our planet.

  5. The poor innocent animals NEED protection from the barbaric and primitive culture they live in. Please protect these innocent animals.

  6. Daniel Clemetson says:

    IF YOU WANT THE WORLDVIEW OF YOUR PEOPLE AND COUNTRY TO MOVE FORWARD THEN YOU’D BETTER START PUNISHING THIS TYPE OF BACKWARD, VILE AND COWARDLY BEHAVIOUR – IF NOT, THEN YOUR CURRENT IMAGE, THAT OF A PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT INTELLIGENT, AND WHO BEHAVE AS INBRED AND MORONIC WITH NO REDEEMING VALUE OF CONSEQUENCE, WILL ONLY PERSIST. A JUST AND INTELLIGENT SOCIETY PUNISHES THOSE WHO COMMIT ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND HARM TOWARDS OTHERS LESS ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES………VICTIMS ARE ALL THOSE WHO HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO SUFFER AND BE HARMED. PROTECT THEM, OR LET YOUR WORLDVIEW IMAGE, RIGHTLY, PERSIST.

  7. Animal abuse has NO PLACE in the civilized world! Animals are like defenseless children and must get help, love and compassion!
    Animals SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS of human IGNORANT, SADISTIC PSYCHOPATHS — animals deserve JUSTICE just like YOU and ME!
    MAX JAIL OR DEATH PENALTY for human MONSTERS abusing animals!
    Animal-abusers MUST also BE FORBIDDEN from OWNING any animals in the future!
    ESTABLISH the KURDISH ANIMAL WELFARE BILL!
    Presently, KURDISH people are considered internationally as DISGUSTING ANIMAL ABUSERS!!!!

  8. ISLAM WILL ALWAYS BE VIEWED AS A BARBARIC AND VIOLENTLY CRUEL RELIGION AND CULTURE AS LONG AS THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE STONE-AGE BARBARIANS.

    Kurdistan is just one awful example of the worst of the world’s garbage.

  9. KINDLY REMEMBER THAT THE MIDDLE EAST HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE, THE TOILET OF THIS PLANET!!! DOES THEIR SADISTIC ANIMAL CRUELTY REALLY SURPRISE YOU??? BOMB THE WHOLE DAMN REGION, AND ONCE AND FOR ALL,RID THIS WORLD OF FUCKED UP ISLAM. ANY CULTURE THAT HATES AMERICA/ISRAEL, ENDORSES ANIMAL ABUSE, VIOLATES BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS, ETC., ETC., ETC., HAS NO BUSINESS EXISTING ON THIS PLANET!!! 💪🇺🇸 RENEE CARIGLIA

    • Vivian Gizowski says:

      Such a racist and hate filled comment. Yet you just finished criticizing them with your toilet mouth rant. Why not have the same concern for the barbaric industrial farmers that disembowel cattle while still alive? Stomp on chickens and turkeys and even sexually assault them by supposedly humane companies like Purdue? What about the pigs who are repeatedly raped and can’t turn their heads to see their babies and be castrated and have their tails cut off with no pain medication? The donkeys that are hit with a sledgehammer between the eyes to export their hide to China for manufacturing medication? What about the monkeys and dogs at the universities that are breed with MD then killed knowing this is an unnecessary test proven by professors? What about the poaching of animals that goes into America being the number one country in the world to be responsible for supporting and purchasing? Would you like me to go on? Look outside your own door before criticizing anyone else. Let’s not forget the amount of unnecessary bombing worldwide that has claimed so many innocent casualties through just about every country. So who are the biggest murderers and the most disrespectful of human and animal life? It’s haters like you we are in the situation we’re in. So go sign petitions to stop all the abuse in America if you will. Look it all up and learn something other than being a hate filled racist.

  10. I am so pleased i was not born there or countrys like it , i could not stand it as an animal lover,they are so behind the times and do not want to move forward. I hate evil, cruel scum.

  11. So sick of these countries treating animals HORRIFICALLY. They are nothing but EVIL POSs!!!

  12. Animal welfare and the welfare of the entire creation is also human welfare. As we act toward these creatures of the Earth will be what determines our own fate. This hideous and demonic behavior must be stopped completely.

  13. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Nothing good will ever come out of a devil country of Kurdistan. Devil people, devil country.

  14. Animal abusers globally must be exterminated.I am ready,willing and able to help perform this essential procedure!

  15. Stop the cruelty to the innocent animals immediately!!

  16. All those who commit these horrors must be forced to receive these same horrors tenfold..IN MY OPINION

  17. You must realize how this makes the world view your country and people. Do you? This is uncivilized, cruel, and ignorant. Only cowards abuse those weaker than themselves. Educated, enlghtened, people don’t behave in this manner. There are always the mentally challenged who participate in this type of insanity but certainly not an entire country. Domestication began with you and you are now still allowing this criminal behavior? It is said the way we treat animals is the way we will treat others. This is disrespectful to life itself. It is sad to see a country wallow in the mire. Surely you must show some degree of love, but where? Remember we are more known for our actions than our words. Think about it. Show some kindness.

  18. William Russell says:

    I wish Saddam Hussein had exterminated these motherfuckers. What else can you expect from Muslims, anyway? Subhuman shit who cannot be called “humans”.

  19. Animal abusers globally must haver the mandatory death penalty implemented.

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