Palestinian mayor who put a bounty on dead dog backs down: I was kidding

PalestineIn the West Bank city of Hebron, Mayor Tayseer Abu Sneineh’s scandal proposal about stray dogs met with the reaction of animal lovers. Sneineh, who was a guest on local radio, offered 20 shekels (about $5.8) per dead dog.

After Sneineh’s statements, images showing that stray dogs were killed or abused began to spread on social media. Another mayor urged residents to shoot all the dogs.

As animal lovers stood up after the calls, Diana Babish, director of the West Bank’s only dog ​​shelter, accused the mayors of “giving the green light to animal killings and torture. In the region where stray dogs are often poisoned by municipalities, a group of Palestinians, mostly young, opposed Abu Sneineh’s statements. produced posters.

After the backlash, Tayseer Abu Sneineh had to step back. Claiming that there was an overreaction, the mayor claimed that the award announcement was a “joke” to draw attention to the problem.

On the other hand, the mayor of the northern city of Tulkarm had signed a similar application. The municipality, which activated the award application, announced that they would work with the police to keep the number of dogs under control after the reactions.

Haberler.com / Turan Yiğittekin – The World

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