Monday, 14 September 2015
Highly disturbing video footage has recently emerged of Iran's systematic brutality toward dogs, in which the unfortunate animals are injected with acid. Stella Morabito, of The Federalist, describes the gruesome brutality of this footage:
“Dejected and terrified, a stray dog whimpers as a man methodically injects her hindquarters with acid. The creature then writhes and shrieks in agony for interminable minutes. The animal is not dead yet when the executioner tosses her sobbing body onto a mass of carcasses. Next, a puppy is injected.
“Muhammad made strange and harsh statements about dogs and these edicts affect dogs in a tragic way. His teachings may have come from cultural bias, Pagan concepts, or his own imagination, but wherever they came from they led to the cruel treatment of dogs.
Stella Morabito describes a society where merely walking one’s pet dog is a sign of civil disobedience:
“Just knowing that the authorities disapprove of dogs cultivates the sense that the suffering of those animals does not matter. Iran’s theocratic rulers prefer to adhere strictly to the hadiths that designate dogs as a polluting presence. This legalism would mean that having a dog’s fur or saliva on one’s person or in one’s home would interfere with the five-times-daily prayer life of a Muslim.
Last year, Ahmad Salek, a parliamentarian, sponsored a further religiously inspired suppression of dogs which may in time also apply to other animals kept as pets. When asked in an interview why was there a wish to ban people from walking their dogs, and keeping pets at home, Salek responded:
“In the name of God. Our Islamic Revolution is based on religious, divine and humane values. ... Look, people who keep dogs do not believe in these values. They don’t get enough affection, are lonely or want to imitate Europeans and a Western way of life. Naturally this behavior is not appropriate for the social environment of our cities.”
Thus, according to this sickening mindset, it is somehow inhumane to possess pet dogs, but, ironically enough, those who buy or sell dogs will face up to 74 lashes – nigh on a death sentence for some.
“Cyberspace and foreign media—radio stations and websites—try to teach people many things, including association with dogs. Some people in Iran are influenced by these teachings and think that keeping animals such as dogs will give them peace. This belief is very wrong. […]
Posted on 09/14/2015 9:06 AM by Robert Harris
26 Jun 2016
What can we say? We have been dog owners for years and they are affectionate beyond belief. If this is true then there is every reason to shun these people for their barbaric cult since it is not possible to call it a religion. Avoid this cult and steer clear of these aberrations is my motto.