Nov 16 2013
I thought Muslims only hated dogs? The minute-long clip that circulated via social media shows a Lebanese man named Hassan Hammoud forcing a helpless cat into a microwave oven, then turning it on as his friend Mohammad Jallad films the incident.
LiveLeak From what can be seen in the video, the cat was badly burned but seemed to have survived. “Here is the criminal Hassan Hammoud imprisoning a cat in the microwave and warming it,” laughed Jallad during filming.
The video was posted to Jallad’s facebook account before being removed for violating user policies. Parts of the video were also shown on news outlets across the region, sparking outrage on social media and prompting a discussion on the region’s animal welfare laws. “I dare Lebanon police to arrest Mohammad Jallad and Hassan Hammoud,” said one Twitter user. “Lebanon is raising young criminals, heneeds therapy ASAP,” said another.There is currently no law in place in Lebanon that states such an act is a criminal offense.
“Did you know that serial killers start out by torturing animals?” said Afra Al Dhaheri, founder of Cloud9 Pet Hotel in Abu Dhabiand an advocate of animal rights in the UAE.“Laws against this kind of behaviour need to be enforced. People like him think it’s funny and do these kinds of things for attention. What is happening to the world?” she added.