The world cup host faces a new public outrage over brutal killing of 29 dogs.
Outrage has spread throughout the Persian Gulf nation when some people in Qatar killed dozens of dogs with firearms. As the nation prepares to host the FIFA World Cup games, the dispute has instigated controversies.
The deaths, which are the worst of a string of savage dog abuse cases, are being investigated by police, according to the officials. However, animal protection groups claim that regulations protecting livestock like dogs are not being implemented.
The most recent murders took occurred in an industrial complex close to Doha two weeks ago. However, the killing was not made public until days afterwards, campaigners informed reporters.
Activists claim that four guys, including two who were carrying automatic rifles, intimidated factory security guards before murdering 29 dogs and pups. One activist claimed that as the guys arrived, the dogs began moving in their direction, thinking “they were going to be fed.” But, according to the activist, the guys started firing at arbitrarily.
Without providing any other information, authorities claim to have recognized the perpetrators. Although advocates claim that dogs have long been the focus of brutal maltreatment in Qatar, where some people hold the misconception that dogs are unclean, the reason behind the conduct was not instantly obvious.
An observer suggested that the gunmen claimed in his talks with the security officers that “a dog had bit the son of one of the men.” The protester said that because of the compound’s strong fencing, no youngster could access the dogs’ surroundings.
“There seems to be no law enforced, that means these monsters will be never brought to justice,” Paws Rescue Qatar announced in a declaration on social media. Paws Rescue Qatar first reported the abuse about the dogs’ killings.
Dogs Killing Before World Cup
Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Qatari ruler, referred to the incident as “unacceptable” on social media. Nevertheless, the Qatari government have not made any public statements on the incident. The government is the main sector to address such incidents.
Since the killing, officials have picked up the remaining canines in the industrial complex and sent them to another refuge Activists estimate that there are currently roughly 3,000 stray animals being housed.
These activists have expressed concern about the animals housed at the institution. They have alleged that observers have never been permitted inside to the shelter to analyze the condition.
Authorities, according to activists, have never taken up requests to provide for instruction and shelter supervision. It indicates that the planning means to conceal the similar future incidents instead of a systemic hindering effort.
“The issue here is why people are allowed to use hunting rifles and guns against animals. As far as we are aware no case has ever led to a successful prosecution,” these remarks by a Qatari activist is remarkable as the country also faced other human rights allegations.
Doha also faces criticism for the safety of workers at the stadium construction operation. Dozens of workers, mostly immigrants from poor Asian and African countries, have lost their lives. Besides, those who have survived, are enduring in life-consuming working conditions.
Qatar will be hosting the FIFA world cup games in less than four months. The country faces multiple rights challenges that ranges from humanitarian conditions to civil liberties. Besides, the minors like queer groups will have a big challenge attending the games.
The new challenge over killing of dogs may further make the condition convoluted for Qatar. FIFA will have a hard time managing the 2022 games.