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Death by hanging for a dog in Satwa

Satwa residents were disgusted at finding a dead dog hanging by its lead from a house window yesterday.

  • By Emmanuelle Landais, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 21:16 July 2, 2007
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Atiq-ur-Rehman/Gulf News
  • In a sandy alley between one-storey houses in a Satwa neighbourhood, a dog with its bowels hanging out was found hung by the neck.

Dubai: Satwa residents were disgusted at finding a dead dog hanging by its lead from a house window yesterday.

In a sandy alley between one storey houses off Satwa Road, a small yellow dog with its bowels hanging out was found hanging by the neck.

A Gulf News reader who found the dog said she came across it whilst walking down the alley on her way home from work.

"I was really horrified. It's very terrible it is hanging with its stomach open and its face covered in sand. I don't know if a dog has attacked it and it's been strung up. I have seen the dog around before, it's a small puppy that I've seen in the area before. It belongs to someone - it has a collar and chain," she said.

She said she had not seen the dog in the morning. "I think I would have noticed it but on the way home I saw something hanging and went to look. I'm horrified," she said.

Some bachelors living close by came out of their accommodation and said they had noticed the dog when they came home from work at 6.30pm.

"We haven't called the municipality. We don't know where it came from. It wasn't here in the morning, we just came off duty and saw it this evening," a man said.

Residents from the next street were shocked to hear about the dog when questioned about the animal hanging behind their house. The owner of the dog has not been identified.

Teenage boys hanging around near a cafeteria said they did not know who the dog belonged to. One boy said he clasped his hand to his mouth when he first saw it. "We don't know who did it and I don't think they would tell us," he said.

Your comments

You don't have to show such kind of pictures in the newspaper. It doesn?t give any justice to the poor dog. You just make a lot of people sad. Please don't show this kind of picture again.
Dubai,Dubai, UAE
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:57

The perpetrator of this heinous CRIME does not deserve to be called a human being. If killing a man is a punishable offence, then so is harming any other living creature. I hope the curse that escaped the unfortunate creature's lips before its demise, maims the sadist permanently.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:54

if you really think this was disturbing imagine what the dog went through?
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:41

How can a human being do this? Can?t imagine the plight of the poor thing while this act was being done. Must be a maniac for sure. He should be found and punished severely.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:38

It's not the just the death of a dog! It's the heinous act of human hands behind it? such people gain experience to kill humans later. Very disgusting state!
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:29

I sincerely hope the demented person who did this will be prosecuted by law since it is considered a crime in this country. I thank Gulf News for opening the eyes of their readers by publishing this article. Hopefully more can be done to prevent such situations in this country by strongly implementing their laws against animal cruelty.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:21

Ugh that is really really sick. How can someone do such a thing? The issue here is not about the picture! It's about the person who did this!! He must be something sick. Poor dog, animals here are treated like a pile of dirt. They are part of God?s creation, RESPECT IT. It doesn't mean we're more powerful in our minds and everything. Animals are living things. This is really sad.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:17

This act is very disturbing and anti-social in a civilized society and the people involved in this inhumane act should be taught about human values through the court of law after proper investigation.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:12

Gulf News! You guys are awesome. I curse the people who did this to the dog. Don't they have a heart?
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:10

A soul, how disheartening to lose a living being with such cruelty.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:08

It makes me cry to believe that someone could do such a horrific act to another living creature that breathes, feels, loves and hurts. You can see from the poor dogs face that all he/she ever wanted was some loving and instead he/she was subject to the cruelty of a sick human being, the worlds cruelest and most dangerous creature.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:06

Thanks to Gulf News for publishing this photo to raise the awareness of the residents of animal rights and abuse. However, the photo is very disturbing and I wish that you remove it.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:03

This is terrible. The person who hanged the dog must be mad or a criminal
Al Ain,UAE
Posted: July 03, 2007, 14:00

No one has the right to take life of any living being when he cannot give life. Every individual should know this. I think this world is alive just because of good people around and not because of such few ignorant low thinking individuals.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 13:52

This is a very sad picture, my heart cried after seeing an innocent animal being hanged in such a cruel way. It must have been a very cunning person who has done this. He can surely be a harm to the society. He MUST be found.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 13:49

Really I am surprised at how people are crying and worried about death of single dog. What about civilians killed by bombings every day in Iraq/Palestine/Afghanistan.(every day u can see the pictures of innocent civilians killed in news but no body bothers/not a single drop of a tear.)
Posted: July 03, 2007, 12:50

Showing the picture is just showing the true colors of life which actually you can't hide. It's sad to know that there are still people doing such inhumane acts. If they can do it to animals, I think they could do it also to people.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 12:04

Of course we need to show it otherwise how we can raise awareness, pictures some times are stronger than words, please e-mail all the animal rights orgnizations such as The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) , they have a branch in UAE and e-mail World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) they work closely with Dubai Municipality. Please help to save those poor animals.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 12:02

It is good that Gulf News has published this picture because a picture speaks a thousand words and if this was just a story, it would not carry the effect of this horrific incident and it is very disturbing that you have such cruel monsters in Dubai who would do this to a helpless dog and think nothing of it.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 11:17

A dead, disemboweled dog hanging by the leash! Is it newsworthy?
Posted: July 03, 2007, 11:12

It is really very sad to see people behaving in this manner. I hope the crimimal gets caught and is punished. Also please dont publish such pictures since it is very disturbing to see it.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 10:48

Thank you Gulf News for viewing this image, public and authorities should know what sick people are doing with poor animals. Athourities should impose regulations to protect animals rights, otherwise these crimes will keep going on.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 10:34

I appreciate Gulf News for publishing this issue. it opens the minds of people of what is really happening in Dubai. I do hope that this awaken dog owners and other people to be more responsible and treat animals with care. We may be wiser than them but consider that they also have emotions.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 10:32

This is disgusting. One can imagine what goes on in a person's mind when he kills an animal like that. This picture is quite disturbing and has spoiled my day for sure. A person who has done such a thing definitely has a mental problem and needs immediate help! I can't get an appropriate word to describe this act! Disgusting is all I can say!
Posted: July 03, 2007, 10:08

Please avoid these kind of pictures in the newspapers.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 10:06

Very sad, but is it necessary for Gulf News to show a photo of the crime?
Posted: July 03, 2007, 10:03

I really hope that someone had the decency to cut the poor thing down and put it to rest somewhere. This is horrific, and I'm shocked that on finding this people then went on and left it hanging.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:58

This is absolutely horrific. How can this happen to a small innocent dog. These people are just disgusting and evil. Please find the killers of this poor innocent dog.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:57

This is the most horrible thing I have ever seen and heard. How can people be so cruel? The person who has done this should be punished severely.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:42

The person who hanged the dog is insane and should be punished.
Abu Dhabi,UAE
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:39

Sad. Whoever did this is really crazy. Such a small puppy and experience this torture from a sadistic evil. What if it's done to him? I hope he realized what he has done.
Satwa, Dubai,UAE
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:38

I dont know how a human can be this cruel. Just because humans are wiser than animals, thanks to the Almighty, they do what they want. Anyway, he is watching everything. They will get what they deserve.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:37

Please do not put disturbing pictures like this in a newspaper that is read by the masses.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:21

Some people are just sick!
Abu Dhabi,UAE
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:15

This is horrific and terrible, how can people be so cruel to animals honestly I dont know know. I have seven dogs and God forbid anything like this happened to them, I do not know what I would do to the person.
Posted: July 03, 2007, 09:12

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