Make Animal Cruelty Illegal in Iraq

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Iraq is one of the worst if not the worst country when it comes to animal cruelty. Each year thousands of animals are tortured, mutilated, and left to die slow and painful deaths in the streets by Iraq's most cruel and ignorant people. 

With this petition we hope to raise awareness and to urge lawmakers to address this problem by enforcing new laws that protect animals rights and discourage citizens from inflicting such violence on these poor and innocent beings.. 

Please sign and share this petition to help put an end to this atrocity immediately.

In addition to signing this petition, you may also take immediate action by writing an Email to Dr. Falah Hassan Zidan of Iraq, who is the official responsible for passing laws regarding the welfare (or lackthereof) of the animals of Iraq.
Dr. Falah Hassan Zidan's email address:

This petition was encouraged by a brave and honorable girl from Iraq named Rusul Alawade. She is 16 years old and she addresses you now:

"My goal is to protect animals of all kinds in Iraq. The animals in Iraq suffer and scream but their voices are not heard. No one helps them. No one has mercy on them. People in my country have become ruthless. Dogs are being tortured and violated. "They are dirty souls!" This is what the Iraqis say because they believe that dogs are unclean and bring them diseases and should not be introduced into their homes but tortured and killed. You will not find a dog in all the streets of Iraq in good condition! He has been tortured. While the mother gives birth to her puppies, the children steal them at the same time. They steal her puppies and torture them to death or throw them into the river while they laugh at the mother dog and her deplorable condition. Dogs are being burned alive. They put poison in the food and feed it to the starving dogs and are happy when the dogs die. And I will talk about cats .. oh and what do I talk about ... pain? About suffering? A day does not pass without cats being tortured and beaten. Mother cats are treated the same as Mother dogs. The children steal her kittens and torture them in front of her. If a cat is caught sleeping it will be beaten! Children use stones to beat the sleeping cats and kittens. Black cats are the most oppressed. They believe because the cats are black that the cats are demonic and so they are used in the works of magic and sorcery. As you walk in the Iraqi streets will see animals that will make you cry because their bones have been fractured, their tails cut off, their legs are cut or they have only one eye and their bodies and faces are distorted because they have been beaten and burned. Many cannot even walk.... I see children chase these poor animals... Do you know the main torturer of those animals? They are kids!!! When they go out with their friends, they will start their fun journey in animal torture. They will run behind them, beating dogs and cats and cracking the little cats. They break every bone all the way to their tail. Adults also enjoy animal torture when they are not happy. And the animals are not only tortured in the streets, but even in homes. There are those who buy animals in order to torture them. Help us to get rid of the torment of traders, who trade in the souls of animals and who put mothers in cages throughout their lives without care and who give them little food and steal their babies.. As for the birds, some people catch them to kill the bird ..Even Flamingo birds when they came to Iraq have been caught and killed by Iraqi people .. I write this and I'm so sad. Help them. They do not have voices to express their rights. Please defend their rights .. Let us prevent injustice and issue a law that preserves the rights of these poor animals."