Stray Dogs Ruthlessly Poisoned and Killed in Broad Daylight in Lebanese City of Ghobeiry

In the country where some people kick cats for fun, and where human rights are borderline existent, killing dogs in broad daylight is the next new thing.

In the town of Ghobeiry, in Baabda, Mt Lebanon, a bunch of stray dogs were ruthlessly poisoned and left to die on the tarmac before being picked up by a pickup truck owned by they town’s municipality and disposed of.

You can see the entire horrific instance in this FaceBook video:

I can’t wait before people come in and start going off about how we would not be this angry and outraged at such videos showing human torment in country this or country that. It’s none of your business what can get me or others horrified. This – in its entirety – is too abhorrent of an event for anyone in Lebanon to remain silent about.

Ghobeiry’s Municipality itself is denying that they ordered this mass Murder to occur, in a statement released today:

Frankly though, this statement is pure bullshit. Not only was this massacre carried out using equipment of the municipality as is evident by the writing on the truck, but I’m willing to bet that those are employees, in one way or another, of that municipality.

It’s even worse for a municipality to feign ignorance about something so horrific happening in its jurisdiction in broad daylight. We’re not stupid – this was definitely pre-authorized, whether there was a written decision about it or not.

It takes a whole other level of psychopath for a human being to do what that filth did to those poor dogs, film it, and probably go back home and gloat about their achievement. They probably gather together and make fun of how those poor creatures were whimpering away as they drew their last breaths, raving on the testosterone high they get from exhuming that toxic masculinity they so desperately seek to validate.

Those men are exactly the root of the problem in this country: vomit for air who have no regard of rules, regulations, humane behavior, and the need for compassion in a world where there is none of that.

Ghayd Chammas’ take on the issue is also worth noting:

It’s not a long stretch to imagine that someone who can do this to a dog would do this to any other living creature. Those people who did that are abominations to our society.

To end this, I quote the statement by BETA on the issue:

Numerous dogs were filmed lying on the ground, crying, shaking, and foaming at the mouth. The municipality fully admits to luring them with poisoned meat only to kill them.

This sickening level of abuse, torture, suffering and complete disregard for life and law is absolutely shocking.

They had not even died before they were thrown into the back of a municipal vehicle.

All of this suffering did not bring any benefit to people or animals; In fact, it harms national efforts to manage homeless dogs.

We reached out to the municipality and were told they did this as the dogs are ‘aggressive and attacked many people’. Even if that were true, this is still not an acceptable way to deal with the dogs. The video shows friendly dogs, dogs checking on the ones who were dying, dogs not attacking or acting aggressively even in such a stressful situation. We also doubt the claims that these dogs attacked many people and request to see a compilation of all the reported incidents over the last months.

There is no question that this is unethical and immoral, and now with the Animal Protection and Welfare law, we believe it is also illegal and cannot pass –

1) We are communicating now with the Minister of Interior to condemn such action and officially notify all municipalities that this is illegal and unacceptable

2) We are appealing to the courts with Animals Lebanon so that the justice system can officially state this is illegal and act according to the law

3) We are continuing to work with the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure all of the aspects of the law are issued quickly, while this is the most horrific we have seen but it is not an isolated event, and we must protect homeless dogs nationwide

What you can do –

– Contact the Ministry of Interior and urge this be stopped by all municipalities

– Contact the general prosecutor and urge them to act

http://www.animalslebanon.org/law

تحذير: يحتوي هذا الفيديو على مشاهد عنيفة، تسميم كلاب شاردة ودية من قِبل بلدية الغبيري

إنّ هذا المستوى المروع من الإساءة والتعسف والتعذيب والمعاناة والاستهتار التام بالحياة والقانون أمر مروع تماما.

تم تصوير العديد من الكلاب مستلقية على الأرض، تعوي وترجف فيما والرغوة تخرج من افمامها وقد اعترفت البلدية بإغرائها باللحوم المسمومة لقتلها.

ولم تكن قد نفقت قبل أن يتم رميها في سيارة للبلدية.

كانت كل هذه المعاناة غير ضرورية وكان من الممكن تجنبها، فهي لم تجلب أي فائدة للناس أو للحيوانات، بل أساءت بالجهود الوطنية للسيطرة على الكلاب الشاردة

تواصلنا مع البلدية وقيل لنا إنهم قاموا بهذا العمل لأن الكلاب “عدوانية هاجمت العديد من الناس”. حتى ولو كان هذا صحيحا، لا تزال هذه الطريقة غير مقبولة للتعامل مع الكلاب. يظهر الفيديو كلابا ودية وكلابا تتفقد تلك التي تنفق، وكانت الكلاب لا تهاجم أو تظهر أي عدوانية حتى في مثل هذا الوضع المتوتر. كما أننا نشك في الادعاءات بأن هذه الكلاب هاجمت العديد من الناس ونطلب أن نرى جميع الحوادث المبلغ عنها خلال الأشهر الماضية.

ليس هناك شك في أن هذا أمر غير أخلاقي، والآن مع قانون حماية الحيوانات والرفق بها أنها غير قانونية أيضا –

1) اننا نتواصل الآن مع وزير الداخلية لإدانة هذا الإجراء وإخطار جميع البلديات رسميا بأن هذا غير قانوني وغير مقبول

2) بالتعاون مع جمعية “حيوانات لبنان”، نتوجه نحو القضاء إلى المحاكم بحيث يمكن النظام القضائي أن يذكر رسميا أن هذا غير قانوني

3) نواصل العمل مع وزارة الزراعة لضمان صدور جميع جوانب القانون بسرعة – في حين أن هذا العمل الأكثر رعبا الذي رأيناه حتى الآن ولكنه ليس حدثا معزولا، فيجب حماية الكلاب الشاردة على الصعيد الوطني

ما تستطيع فعله –

– الاتصال بوزارة الداخلية وحثها على ردع جميع البلديات عن هذا العمل

– اتصل بالمدعي العام وحثه على التصرف

http://www.animalslebanon.org/law

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One thought on “Stray Dogs Ruthlessly Poisoned and Killed in Broad Daylight in Lebanese City of Ghobeiry

  1. Thank you for writing about this Elie. This is beyond horrifying.

    Capture spay neuter & adoption campaigns work very well. There is even a man here in the States (in the state where I live near NYC) who trains the most violent hard case dogs to be docile & affectionate so that they can live w/ people again. (A very difficult task he’s a magician at…).

    There have been rare cases of people killed by stray dogs here; such as a young Indigenous woman on her Nation’s reservation (where packs of stray dogs roam free). Still there are other ways to handle stray dogs. They are spayed & neutered & put up for adoption in shelters. Those that are not adopted have been euthanized/killed; but now many shelters have become ‘no kill shelters’.

    The trouble is – in my personal experience (!) – many of our Mediterranean men are horrified if you even mention the *concept* of fixing a male cat or dog (castration). I think this may be true all over the Mediterranean. I know it is in Sicilia – where I lived for a bit. I am Lebanese but I am not sure about other Arabic speaking nations. Sometimes one is a bit surprised by the extreme diversity in certain matters regarding animals & the environment re. all of our cousins. Especially amongst various indigenous rural people vs. urban. Often there is a more personal caretaking attitude toward animals; such as the Bedouin in Arabia toward certain wild animals. Even amongst people who hunt; I’m sure they would be horrified at torturing an animal w/ poison as was done in this case.

    So it’s really the human mind about this that has to change first. Apparently in this brutal instance painfully torture murdering helpless animals that one has power over was more preferable than engaging in capture/spay & neuter/training/adoption programs enacted & proven to have benefit in some other countries. This seems like an anger/power issue to me that the people who did this have within themselves. Honestly they must be sociopaths completely devoid of empathy. So very sad for the animals & also children who were exposed to this torture.

    To change horses – Happy Christmas & New Year Elie xxx

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