Forget the biggest and best, what about abandoned pets?
Can just someone seriously take care of cats in Dubai and UAE. This is just a big shame that Dubai is talking about the biggest mall in the world, the biggest Burj Khalifa, the biggest someone paid millions for car plate and in the meantime the biggest crime with regards to pets. What is municipality doing – softly killing cats? Hundreds of cats are dying in the street. One day no-one will want to come to UAE. Aasia, UAE On Monday night, on my way home, an odd thing happen. I was driving along when the car in front stopped at a pedestrian crossing to let someone cross. I was shocked, it might have been the first time I’d seen this on the roads in Dubai in eight years. It got stranger. The same driver then let someone out as they were trying to join from another road. You read that right, the driver actually gave way. Amazing. As I sat behind them wondering if I had finally found that one good motorist in Dubai, my hopes were crushed. Up popped a child’s head from the rear seat, a kid of perhaps four or five. The child then began to roam around
the back seat. It seemed remarkable that this driver cared enough to put the needs of other road users before their own yet felt no need to ensure the safety of that child, whether it was their own or not. As a kid, I never wore a seatbelt and my brother and I would muck about in the back, fighting over who would get to sit between the two front seats and chat with my mum and dad. But that was the best part of 40 years ago, when we also thought it was OK for teachers to hit children with heated belt buckles. As a society, we’ve learned a lot since then. For example a study published in the journal Paediatrics found car seat use reduces the risk of death to infants (aged below one year) by 71 per cent and to toddlers (aged one to four years) by 54 per cent in passenger vehicles. That is information my parents didn’t have. Now, I know there are faiths that believe God decides when our time is up so buckling up or not buckling up makes no difference. However, have they ever thought that he gave us the ability to think for ourselves to make his decision easier?