KUWAIT: A Filipina maid was attacked, bitten and parts of her eaten by a lion kept at home by a citizen, who was taken in for questioning. The woman was reportedly attacked a few days earlier by the wild animal, illegally kept as a pet, and was taken to the hospital. She was treated and released, but later died as a result of her injuries. Another person, thought to be the driver of the household, was feeding the lion when it reportedly escaped and attacked the maid. The lion was among several wild animals at the house, said security sources, adding that the man was refusing to hand over the animals to the zoo. Keeping wild animals including lions, tiger cubs, cheetahs and other exotic pets has grown in popularity in Kuwait and is often used by young men as a tool for ‘flirting’. There have been numerous reports of sightings of lions or other dangerous wild cats in Kuwaiti residential areas within the last year
The blame ultimately goes to the lawmakers who still allow wild animals to be kept in Kuwait. To those who don't enforce the law. And along the way - the owner of the animal. someone needs to go to prison.
The mentality here is that the woman is "just a maid". Sad sad sad. A human who was the daughter, wife, sister mother of someone. Until one of these wild animals actually kills a Kuwaiti child, no law enforcement will take place.