Please forward this to your friends in Kuwait (and beyond?)
AHMADI, KUWAIT: January 6-9, 2007, The Arab Times (English) and Al-Seyassah (Arabic) newspapers have broken stories which have been running for the past several days in reference to the slaughtering and dumping of horses at the Ahmadi Governorate Equestrian Club.
Several animal welfare organizations are working on the follow-up to this issue, coordinating efforts with local authorities and international agencies. It has yet to be determined who is killing the horses, in what manner and why, and how they can be stopped and/or penalized. Further, if the horses can be saved and re-homed.
Community support is necessary in ending the unnecessary killing of the horses and also the illegal dumping of horse carcasses outside the AGEC gates on Wafra Road (306) across from the International Veterinary Hospital (IVH).
We have learned that a most of the euthanizations (either by some form of injection or by gunshot) are occurring after Thursday afternoon races at the club.
Continued public pressure will help resolve this issue. Members of the community can attend Thursday races, ask questions, and solicit assistance from government authorities [involved agencies are Ahmadi Municipality and The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR)].
Arab Times: www.arabtimesonline.com
Kuwait Municipality: www.baladia.gov.kw/