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Gingersnap
04-21-2011, 07:41 PM
Hackles rise as Iran bans dog ownership

Published Date: 21 April 2011
By MICHAEL PURCELL

A DRAFT bill in the Iranian parliament that criminalises dog ownership is raising the hackles of thousands of pet lovers in the Islamic republic. For years, those taking their pooch for a walk have been as furtive as if they harboured a fugitive. But there was no specific law that that banned buying or selling man's best friend.

Now, for the first time, Iranian MPs have tabled a motion that criminalises owning dogs in private apartments or exercising them in public places.

The bill warns that, in addition to posing health hazards, the growing popularity of dog ownership "poses a cultural problem, a blind imitation of the vulgar western culture".

If the law is passed, violators will be fined 60-05 and their dog will be confiscated.

Dollars to donuts the vast majority of dog-owners are young people and women. :(

Scotsman (http://news.scotsman.com/world/Hackles-rise-as-Iran-bans.6755379.jp)

Novaheart
04-21-2011, 07:51 PM
Dollars to donuts the vast majority of dog-owners are young people and women. :(

Scotsman (http://news.scotsman.com/world/Hackles-rise-as-Iran-bans.6755379.jp)

And yet, because Islam promises power, respect, and sex to powerless men it continues to be attractive to a segment of society. It takes root in America's prisons and ghettoes and they are recruiting the poor in Mexico as well.

Articulate_Ape
04-21-2011, 07:52 PM
Dollars to donuts the vast majority of dog-owners are young people and women. :(



AKA non-savages.

Madisonian
04-21-2011, 08:29 PM
Most totalitarian governments want the most intellectual of their society destroyed. Why should Iran be any different?

Gingersnap
04-21-2011, 08:34 PM
Most totalitarian governments want the most intellectual of their society destroyed. Why should Iran be any different?

It's not. Islam has been anti-intellectual for hundreds of years now. That's why the POTUS has to task a space agency with ginning up feel-good snippets of scientific history for Muslims in the 21st century.

I feel so bad for all women who will be affected by this law if it is passed. I'm sure that for many, the only emotional comfort they get is from their little dogs. Their men regard them as hyper-sexual beasts, their fathers regard them as chattel, their sons regard them as slave/servants, and their daughters are ripped away from them at an early age. :(

Kay
04-21-2011, 08:52 PM
The bill warns that, in addition to posing health hazards, the growing popularity of dog ownership "poses a cultural problem, a blind imitation of the vulgar western culture".

If the law is passed, violators will be fined 60-05 and their dog will be confiscated.

Further justification for wiping them all off the face of the earth. :mad:

Gingersnap
04-21-2011, 09:03 PM
Further justification for wiping them all off the face of the earth. :mad:

Tell us how you really feel, Kay. :p