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This is Crazy! Iran Outlaws Dogs

Updated on July 18, 2011

Iran is such a hypocrisy. Such a paradox. A country governed by a bunch of loonies and the sad thing is, most of its citizens are forced to buy into the looniness. The good news, young people always find a way to circumvent authority. Most do, if they oppose a regulation or law.

The holy morality police have been given the power of the Fatwa to fine owners of dogs used a pets. The fine can be between $500-1000, and the dog is taken. Poof! the pooch is gone. The "police" may also take your driver license and your car. In iran, dogs as pets is forbidden and found to be "unclean" in the Islamic religion. Of course, what about cats? birds? rabbits? No mention of these pets. Are they cleaner? How?

Anyway, except for a small group o privileged Iranians who have dogs as pets, millions of Iranians know and do not believe the Fatwa is justified. They see how everyone else in world lives via satellite TV. Dogs are wonderful pets. Althought banned, black market puppy machines abound thanks to Internet, websites in Iran like,Woof, Woof Iran Digital Pets, Persianpet, Petpars, pups are smuggled in from neighboring countries. Business is thriving. Some pups sell to $10,000, most are $500. Still, owners avoid detection by taking the pets out for midnight walks, hiding the pup and going to the countryside. Just buying a pup is like a CIA novel, where the buyer is blindfolded and taken to a secret, covert kennel for pup selection ONLY after an hour long interview to weed out secret covert police looking for violators. Hey, this IS serious stuff in Iran.

While importing dogs into Iran for sale is illegal, bringing a dog in as a personal pet is okay. Huh??? Are Iranian laws always so hypocritical? I thought dogs as pets were illegal? They are, yet it is fine to bring it into the country as a pet . Once in country, it becomes illegal! OMG.

Crazy!

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      William Grant 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Luke: There is no animal on Earth that is the "natural enemy" of mankind. The only natural enemy of mankind is ignorance.

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      Sasan 

      6 years ago

      i live in sweden but im iranian its very sad that iran is such a extreme muslim country with crazy laws but hey dont talk shit about iran and about planet of apes and stuff we will bomb usa anyway we are the strongest in the world and soon usa will blow your dicks

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      Jayfort 

      6 years ago

      Actually dogs were one of the first animals domesticated by human beings. They have served us well as guards, shepherds, companions, and (in some countries) as food (kagogi in Korea). I've grown up around them and they are boundless sources of unconditional love. Most often a fear or distrust of dogs is based on an early, negative event in the persons life. Sometimes one provoked by the human not the dog. Oh, well. To each their own. Some people love cats, others don't.

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      Luke 

      6 years ago

      I hate dogs, I wish they would ban them as pets worldwide - Dogs are the natural enemy of man

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      perrya 

      6 years ago

      No problemo

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      reza 

      6 years ago

      You don't like the law in iran??no problem,don't come to iran.

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      William Grant 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Ghost32: Not without opposable thumbs ;)

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      Ghost32 

      7 years ago

      Interesting. Reminds me a bit of The Planet of the Apes. Perhaps one day the dogs will take over and outlaw Iranian Fatwah-makers!

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