Iranian Government Takes Dogs From Citizens - Will They Be Killed?

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Maybe it is the year of the pet or the year against our pets.
Earlier in the year we noted that our pet food had been laced with poison and now Dogs are being arrested in Iran, but why? Why are they against pets? In Iran dogs as pets are considered a Western Tradition and not one of Islam, so the Islamic Leadership has made an effort to round up all the dogs.
One Blogger, which has been writing about this is Juliana Rotich and he states:
The blogger Dastan reports on the arrest of dogs by Iranian police on September 9th, following a directive by the religious leader to rid the country of 'western influences' and 'immodesty'.
The dog owners are shocked at the arrests and are worried about the fate of their pets.
Furthermore, dastan notes that the dogs are neither fed nor given water.
The following pictures show some of the dogs that were arrested and the conditions they are being kept in.
I have omitted the pictures due to the cruelty and psyche problems that they might cause for pet owners who love their pets.
Indeed, I had half a notion to post them and then thought twice.
Another blogger "Kamangir" agrees with me and stated of the pictures of the abused animals the following:
Clearly, these dogs are not meant to live in the conditions they are being kept, but, anyways, they do not treat human beings anything better.
But all this still begs the question, what did the dogs do wrong and why are they being arrested, well Kamangir states:
In Islam dogs are impure, so anybody who keeps dogs has, for example, wash his or her hands after petting dogs.
I think that he/she has to clean carpet if the dog's been there 7 times before praying on it, and so forth.
That's why IRI is so against keeping the dogs at home, they think that if somebody has a dog this person is not a good muslim.
One man whose pet was missing posted a missing pet and reward sign and then he was arrested too and ordered to stand trial for "moral corruption," which could mean his punishment could be severe.
This was reported in the Tehran Daily and one has to wonder if why Iran has taken such a backwards position on pets? First infidels and now dogs, what is the World coming to? Sincerely, Lance.
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