A pick-up truck today passed through my neighborhood near the Um Sumaq area, near the King Hussein Park, and began shooting stray dogs in the morning between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There were two men in the pick-up truck and the sound of the dogs pain was astounding as they were being shot in front of people. The pick-up truck was clearly marked with a red license plate that indicates it is a government owned vehicle. It then drove slowly in the neighborhood with the hazard lights on, looking for more dogs to shoot.
I would like to know if the The Humane Center for Animal Welfare- Jordan (HCAW) is doing anything about this. Such practices do not represent a country and a society that is trying to move forward. What I saw today was a despicable act on the part of the Jordanian municipality. It was an inhumane act, witnessed by many in the neighborhood including children. If this is not an issue that is a top priority for HCAW to discuss and solve with the government, then I don’t know what is, when it comes to the welfare of animals in Jordan.