Blogs and Animals

It’s no secret animals are my passion; my true love so to speak. Not so uncommon in places such as the USA and the UK, but somewhat rare in Kuwait. Fortunately I’m not alone. There are other truly amazing people who go above and beyond to educate others on animal welfare and care. I admire their efforts and genuine desire to make a difference.

These are two of my favorite blogs in Kuwait:

Humans & Animals – A fabulous blog posting extensive coverage of events regarding animals in Kuwait. Strays, abuse, neglect, adoption, shelters, Veterinary Hospitals, etc. This blog covers it all.

Ine*vet*able Fate – A beautifully written blog by a young Kuwaiti female studying to be a Veterinarian. She not only shares her personal experiences but also a variety of very useful information for pet owners.

A few days ago Humans & Animals blog posted about zoo animals being killed here in Kuwait due to cruelty and outright lack of knowledge. Many of the animals died due to being hit in the head with rocks shot with slingshots. Is this entertainment for some? Do people really take pleasure in watching an animal suffer and knowing they’re the cause of it? Other animals died because visitors of the zoo were feeding them everything from plastic bags to socks! Socks? Seriously? Was it fun to feed an animal a sock?

Animal cruelty cases are always shocking to me because it takes a ‘special’ kind of person to be mean to an animal. Animal abuse is not a game nor is it a ‘phase’ kids go through. It’s a warning sign for all parents and it shouldn’t be ignored. Children who abuse animals rarely stop there; many go on to abuse their wives, children, or resort to even more heinous crimes. Often times these children have also endured abuse at the hands of others. Talk to your children, get to know them, understand what’s going on in their lives. If you witness them abusing animals, take immediate action. Be an active parent.

Though I’m soon leaving Kuwait for a while, it doesn’t mean I’ll give up on hoping to bring attention to this topic. But it’s comforting to know there are others who invest great effort into making real changes as well.

9 thoughts on “Blogs and Animals

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    1. American Girl Post author

      Hi Jameela! Thank you so much for your comment — what an honor. I’ve followed you back on Instagram as well. You’ll see I’m a bit obsessed with my cats :)

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  2. Narine

    Thank you so much for spreading the word D. It’s really breaking my heart all the ugly things the animals have to go through with the public watching and doing absolutely nothing to stop it immediately…

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    1. American Girl Post author

      Thank YOU for your wonderful blog and all the effort you invest in helping the animals. It’s truly admirable. I’ll never understand how people can be so cruel and careless when it comes to helpless animals.

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    1. American Girl Post author

      That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you. Unfortunately, starting any kind of animal charity/shelter here requires far more wasta and money than I have. And unfortunately taking in every stray I encounter isn’t possible either. In America I do volunteer with animals often, and we’re considering starting a foster program in our area when we return. I feel absolutely horrible that I didn’t/couldn’t do more here in Kuwait.

      We will continue to live in both the US and Kuwait, but I think initially we’ll be spending most of our time in the US. I’m looking forward to the lack of traffic, cold weather, and tranquility :)

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  3. Um Abbas

    Hello, I’ve been wondering, what happened to Humans & Animals? I used to follow her on FB, but after posting something about an instagram pic of another blogger, she completely disappeared from the surface of internet. She was threatened by court, all I know. ANybody has any info?

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    1. American Girl Post author

      I haven’t had too much time to check the blogs lately so I hadn’t even noticed this blog was missing. How terribly sad. She invested a great deal of time in doing good for the animals and it’s a shame, for whatever reason, her blog is gone. I really have no idea why or what happened. Hoping someone has some information they can share.

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