At least 29 dogs, including puppies, have been shot dead in Qatar, sparking outrage across the country, Qatari media reported.
According to an animal rescue centre, a group of armed men reportedly stormed a local factory and shot dead 29 dogs and injured others.
The incident was denounced as “unacceptable” on Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani’s Instagram page, but the authorities have not yet commented on the situation.
Before breaking into the building, the assailants barged into a heavily guarded production area and intimidated the security personnel. One of the dogs, according to the shooters, bit their sons.
“Security team was rightfully scared as two of the men were holding guns. The security team tried to stop the men from shooting a group of beautiful, friendly neutered dogs, but they realised that they were also putting themselves in danger also,” local PAWS Rescue Qatar said in a post on Instagram.
The men then shot 29 dogs and puppies and injured others in front of security, leaving the scared security staff to clean up a terrible mess.