24 Dogs Killed Over Contract Dispute

Post by Mark


A couple of days ago a reader emailed me the disturbing image above of dead dogs pilled up on top of one another. Supposedly the picture was taken in Kuwait but since I couldn’t find any more information on it I refrained from sharing it. Yesterday I was finally able to get more information when the Kuwait Animal Rescue Unit (KARU) shared the image along with the following message:

There was an extremely sad and horrifying animal abuse/massacre incident at a security company based in Kuwait on June 17, 2016 in Kuwait. Due to their contract being revoked, they slaughtered 24 of their US K9 dogs whom were trained by USK9 dog training facility which is located in Louisiana, USA. This security company is an American company which worked with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). KNPC paid 3000KD (equivalent of $9900)/month to the security company for each dog.

Early this morning, a brave lawyer, Esmail Al Misri, representing the workers from Nepal at the security company and an avid animal lover, advocate, and rescuer, Mimi Maamoun, went to file a complain at Mina Abdullha police station against the security company. The environment police and municipality registered the case. There are another 91 dogs remaining at the security company. While they abused the dogs by having them on duty for 24 hours without rest, their foreign workers would not dare to speak up and raise any issues with the company as they were also being mistreated and abused.

At this point, we as animal lovers in kuwait, USA, and other countries, we need to advocate all the animals by spreading the news and be the voice for these poor animals. We must help save the remaining animals!

PLEASE NO DONATION IS NEEDED from/to any individuals or organizations. I will keep you posted as soon as I obtain further information.

Hopefully the new animals rights law has come into effect so that the people behind this tragic incident get punished.

Thanks Janna

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33 comments, add your own...

  1. KG says:

    KNPC paid “3000KD” (equivalent of $9900)/month to the security company for “each” dog!!!!

    • Mark says:

      yeah that sounds a lot considering dogs cost around $25,000 including training. But that cost most likely includes the security personal who handle the dogs so since the dogs were worked 24 hours that means the dog probably had 3 handlers a day. But again it’s not like these handlers were paid a lot, I’d assume they were paying them like 150kd each or so which means the security company were raking in a good chunk of money from KNPC.

  2. KG says:

    91 + 24 = 115 dogs * 3000 kd = KD 345,000!!

    Isn’t that a lot per month?

    • T-rex says:

      well, think of it this way, alot of money goes to supervisor who made the contract.

      they aren’t stupid to give 3k for each dog, but clever enough to hide thief in it. well not too bright cause it sounds insane.

  3. Navin says:

    Absolutely horrendous! I really hope these brutes be bought to justice at the earliest. This incident just reaffirms the fact about animal abuse being on the rise.

    It’s sad to see these animals having a tragic end like this. And may that arsehole in the image rot in hell!

  4. Farrah says:

    Unbelievable, words fail me right now.

  5. mocman says:

    Interesting no one has said anything about the underpaid workers.

  6. Navin says:

    +1 @Patrick

  7. Kuwait says:

    End of the day, those abused workers might get what they hoped for only because dogs in their company were killed…

  8. Neo says:

    Truly Sad…

  9. Mohammer says:

    In many countries the perpetrators would be serving prison time for such a breach in animal wellfare.

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  11. Yazi says:

    There is no reason that is strong enough to warrant the killing of innocent animals enmass like this. The people who did this deserve to be jailed.

  12. T-rex says:

    3000k.d. for each dog? hmm, these dogs are engineers! they worked hard and got petroleum bachelor!! heck more than my friend get paid in knpc and he’s supervisor business major…

  13. T-rex says:

    3000k.d. for each dog? hmm, these dogs are engineers! they worked hard and got petroleum bachelor!! heck more than my friend get paid in knpc and he’s supervisor business major…

  14. Z_Diva says:

    Shocking and quite disturbing indeed

  15. JS says:

    this is very disturbing, but the news stopped for me at 3000 KD/ month/dog

    do they need a human dog?

  16. Beverley walton says:

    This is just heartbreaking.Hope these idiots are brought to justice..R.I.P sweet babies..

  17. Janna says:

    Mark, thank you so,so much for the post!
    Hopefully, something will change in Kuwait regarding the animals and the poor, rightless expat workers

  18. Alvin says:

    Is there a way to adopt any of the dogs if alive

  19. mak says:

    waiting for PAW to take advantage of this situation, make some money! like they always did before.

  20. ~LE~ says:

    Does anyone happen to know the name of this American company?

  21. Lea Kennedy says:

    Dear writer,
    You are stating, that there is no current need for any donations to currently help these dogs. Please reconsider what you’re advising to your readers, please? Mission K9 Rescue is the ONLY organization that has saved & brought home 24 of the remaining dogs left. They are trying to bring home more & really need our help! Please contact Mission K9 Rescue for verification of this & please help them? Thank you very much.
    Lea Kennedy
    Kennedy K9 – INCTA

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