BETA at risk of losing their location

I’m surprised this news didn’t make it to any of the local websites/newspapers. I actually just read on CNN that BETA (Beirut for the Ethical Treatments of Animals) is now at risk of losing their location because their neighbors no longer want animals to surround them.

“We have villas behind us and they are suing us. They want us out,” said Hesayne. “Now we have to find a land. The problem is nobody wants to have dogs around them.”

Hesayne and her colleague Sevine Zahran have lobbied the Lebanese government to increase its animal-protection laws. Lebanon is one of a few countries not signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), making it an easy transit point for wildlife smugglers, and it has few domestic animal-protection laws. Source

With all the problems the country is currently going through, protecting animals is one of the least of people’s concern I guess.

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3 Responses to BETA at risk of losing their location

  1. ddoudz April 13, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    in my opinion we have priorities … women’s rights are a priority !!
    it would be funny if animals would have protection laws more than women
    this makes me sick

    • Terry April 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

      Your argument is so flawed, it turns my stomach! Animal rights is not solely about animals my dear. It’s a step in the evolutionary process towards a more humane society in general. When we learn to appreciate and protect animal and their rights, animals which are the creation of the same God that created you and the human race, we all evolve to become better humans that will naturally protect and uphold the rights of women along with the rights of all members of society. It’s not about priorities here, and I certainly am not advocating that the rights of animals should supersede those of women, but just because we have a long way to go to achieve acceptable equality for women that we should ignore and neglect animals in particular and the environment in general. Let those who fight for women’s rights do their thing while those fighting for animal rights also pursue their noble cause. Just because you believe women haven’t reached their eutopic status in the Lebanese society, we should blatantly ignore the God given rights that innocent animals have earned under the heavens. At least animals are not and could never be responsible for the mass destruction of the very environment that nurture us and them. An honor that only ignorant humans, men and women, can claim! Wake the f#@%k up.

  2. WALLA April 13, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    True but at least women can be heard unlike animals.

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