Here are few ethics that Syrians crow about when others speak about animal rights:
- Many centuries ago, around AD 1000, a fully serviced facility was established in Damascus for animals that are too old and weak to be used as working animals (horses, donkeys and mules). Their owners may leave them there to be taken care of until they die.
- Around that time too in the old city of Damascus, there was a facility that was the first of its kind to take care of old, lost, or sick cats; and of course, another one for dogs…
- An official employee was appointed just to follow if labored animals are being abused by their owners.
A few gloomy years won’t affect thousands of years of civilization…