It’s not easy to be a dog (or even any kind of pet) in Asia, and some parts of Europe. While pets’ living conditions in the United States are really good and going to be even much better (due to the efforts of pet lovers who dedicate a great deal of time and energy to that noble cause), it is not always the same thing in many other spots around the world, and to be specific…the middle east.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we mention the middle east? For some people it might mean 9/11, women’s rights issues, Iraq, or it could even be ISIS….and the list goes on and one!
What’s really common among all these notorious things is one word…and it is VIOLENCE.
In a article (The Worst Place On Earth To Be A Dog- A Real Hell On Earth) urdogs website tackled a couple of important points regarding animal abuse and how governments in most countries (except for a couple of countries that include United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Israel) abuse animals and sometimes kill them on the streets in cold blood…just because they are animals. They don’t deserve to be loved and petted…like in most civilized countries.
The funny thing in that region is that, governments are not educated enough to treat animals well, while on the other side of the fence, the people…started to be considerably good to pets (in comparison to their governments’ attitude towards animals).
Last week, something really good happened over there in Egypt.
For those of you who haven’t read our previous article (link above), a major problem in these countries is that there are too many stray dogs, very few animal shelters, and even fewer people to adopt these dogs and cats.
Recently, a charity/non-profit organization there launched a new campaign to feed these stray dogs on the streets.
It might not help all dogs and/or pets over there, but there is a spark of hope…people are starting to think different about animals, and they finally started to realize that these cute creatures have the right to live…