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20 September, 2007

Animal hellfare

Anyone surprised?

Dubai: Animals cramped in Dubai's small zoo will continue to suffer as construction of a new bigger zoo has once again been delayed, Gulf News has learnt.

But those animals should be glad they only suffer cramped conditions. At least their accommodation isn't flowing with rivers of sewage, and they are not forced to build concrete tower blocks for minimum wage in the blazing sun. Yet.

Come 2010, expect to see abras replaced with eco-friendly dolphin-powered engines, chimpanzees and orangutans becoming an ILO-friendly replacement for the boys-in-blue on construction sites, and zebras and giraffes running up and down Sheikh Zayed Road pulling low-carbon emission chariots. With Dubai's staggering commitment to animal welfare how could one expect anything less?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 September, 2007 09:20  
Blogger DEC Alpha AXP said...

What a pity! There I was thinking that we would soon not have to go too far to see animals in as close to their natural habitat as is possible in captivity.

I should obviously have known better. The current zoo in Jumeira is beyond a joke and has been crying for replacement for longer than most people care to remember.

20 September, 2007 11:41  
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21 September, 2007 05:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the first poster anon I say - Yikes, how do you get past the censors when my daughter can't even access sites for breast cancer research - and, what is your point?
And to SD - the city that cares with its one million smiles has obviously not bothered to share its generosity with all of the under-represented creatures of the region. Maybe they're just waiting for a catchy slogan?

21 September, 2007 11:12  
Blogger samuraisam said...

SD: you should delete the first comment; that person spammed the comm blog with that link too.

21 September, 2007 19:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If SD excepted this videoclip in her blog, it tells a lot about her.
I came here 'cause finaly somebody told the truth about Dubai, but this blog is getting sick and boring.

22 September, 2007 21:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H in A says

Boring as hell. might as well shut this down.if i didn't know better i would've thought SD has been asked to lay off Dubai.

25 September, 2007 14:39  
Blogger CG said...

It is sad for the animals, but hey, by leaving the zoo where it is and in the same condition, hopefully some people will realise that this city that 'cares', only cares when it wants to. The same goes for Sonapur.
Why should they clean up? No-one will see it after all.

25 September, 2007 21:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe i should open a blog, how much more sick, are the emirates going to be???
Now you need a bloodtest before you can marry???
Whats next????????

26 September, 2007 03:59  
Blogger Expated in Dubai said...

I remember my visit to Dubai Zoo. The supposed lion of the jungle looked more like kitten. We meowed and hissed till it looked at us with the corner of its eye, shooing us off.
The giraffes were cool though.

01 October, 2007 14:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still cant take out of my mind the image of this poor animals looking at the people and begging them to do something about their misery there an official complain site in Dubai?

21 October, 2007 19:22  

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