Iran: Authorities Now Issue a Fatwa Against Pets.

Iran issues fatwa against pets

Iranian authorities have banned all advertisements for pets, pet food and other pet products.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/7966326/Iran-issues-fatwa-against-pets.html

Daily Telegraph. 26 August 2010.
Iran issues fatwa against pets.

Iranian authorities have banned all advertisements for pets, pet food and other pet products. The decision by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance comes after the fatwa was issued by powerful cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi.  

While keeping dogs as pets has become increasingly fashionable in Iran in recent years, the fatwa cited Islamic tradition, which dictates that dogs are unclean.

In June, Ayatollah Shirazi declared dogs unclean, saying that dog owners were “blindly imitating the West” and that their devotion to the animals would result in “evil outcomes”.  “Many people in the West love their dogs more than their wives and children,” he said.  

The ban on pet advertising is the latest attempt by Iran’s culture ministry to undermine “decadent” Western culture.  In July, Tehran produced a catalogue of haircuts meeting government approval. The list banned ponytails, mullets and elaborate spikes.
==============================================================

Jamaica: Can You Donate to Help ‘The Animal House’ in Their Time of Need ?

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR HELP- THE ANIMALS NEED YOU

Very urgent update– please help if you can- the animals need YOUR help asap as things are getting desperate now 

Donations can be made via Paypal on their website or by cheque sent to The Animal House Jamaica, P. O. Box 775, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Please see update below from ‘Animal House Jamaica’, please, please help the animals in their hour of need!

Thank you

SWAP team UK

————————————–

Hi Helen:

We are getting so close to the line now that I am not sleeping at nights. It is pretty draining when you have 163 animals that you are responsible for and no money in the kitty:)

All will be well again once our fundraisers kick in (November and December) but we definitely need help now.

As always, thanks for your help.

One love,

Maureen 

SURVIVAL AGAINST ALL ODDS!

Very urgent appeal for the english run ‘Animal House Jamaica’, the animals need your help asap!- please support this special appeal

Calling on all earth angels yet again- help needed for animals at ‘Animal House Jamaica’. See their good work here- http://www.theanimalhousejamaica.org/ 

Donations needed now to help these poor animals. Please visit the website link above and scroll down to the bottom of the webpage to make your kind donation. 

‘Animal House Jamaica’ are amazing and have apparently survived five hurricanes in only four years, and without running water for the past year and managed to save, sterilize and re-home hundreds of animals that would otherwise have died along the road side or in the bush, alone, in pain, and forgotten. They have also been able to offer a happy home to the animals that for one reason or another are not adoptable and will be with them for life.

Please see the very urgent appeal below from one of our international supporters. Please help them in their hour of need by reading the special appeal below.

All enquiries and more info to Maureen Sheridan (Executive Director) at info@theanimalhousejamaica.org

Thank you for your support

SWAP team UK

(online campaigners for a better world for all sentient beings)

Every life counts from around the world

—– Original Message —–

From: the animal house jamaica

Dear Helen

Here is our appeal and thank you again for being so willing to help.

Maureen

“Can you help our animals?

For the first time this year we need your help. For the first time in months, donations have dropped dramatically, and we find ourselves very close to the edge in terms of being able to feed and care for our 163 in-house cats, dogs, one pig (Daisy) and one horse (Baby Girl).

Running an animal sanctuary in the third world is an immense challenge. Keeping it going – in the aftermath of five hurricanes in only four years, and without running water for the past year – leaves me searching for a word that adequately describes the difficulties, but there isn’t one. Suffice it to say it hasn’t been easy.

However, despite the seemingly unending obstacles that we have faced over the past seven years, we have – somehow and with a lot of faith – managed to save, sterilize and re-home hundreds of animals that would otherwise have died along the road side or in the bush, alone, in pain, and forgotten. And we have also been able to offer a happy home to the animals that for one reason or another are not adoptable and will be with us for life.

Financially, up until now, 2010 has been a good year thus far. Our international support base is definitely growing and we are very grateful for that. And, if the past two years are any indicator, our present need for funds will be temporary. Within a couple of months we believe we will be fine again – especially so with two fundraisers planned for October and November, but, we do need your help now.

English-founded and run, The Animal House Jamaica is a registered charity in Jamaica (and has been since May 2003), and a 501(c)(3) in the United States (since November 2008, EIN 98-0550628).

Please help if you can. Our animals are so deserving.

One love from Jamaica.

Maureen Sheridan

Executive Director