Iranian dog lovers are facing a crackdown by the government, which is rounding up their pets as part of the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership. The confiscation of the dogs is part of an order issued by local prosecutor Mohsen Boosaidi in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province. Many Muslims view dogs as unclean and anti-Islamic.
Iranians are being told that they can collect their pets after vaccinations but, when they appear to collect their pets, they are told that there is no record of the animals. There are many Iranians who love dogs and challenge the view that keeping dogs is “haram” or prohibited under Islam.
In the meantime, extremists like Boosaidi are destroying the happiness of families by taking away their pets in the name of Islam.