Recently, the illegal armed Armenian group attempted a terrorist act in the temporary deployed zone of Russian peacekeepers in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. According to the information of the Ministry of Defense, the Armenian illegal militants attached a remote-controlled improvised explosive device to the dog and forced it to move in the direction of the positions of Azerbaijani soldiers.
It was reported that as a result of the vigilance of Azerbaijani soldiers, the desire of provocation of the Armenian armed forces failed. Hikmet Hajiyev, the assistant to the President of Azerbaijan and head of the Department of Foreign Policy of the Presidential Administration, called the incident “an immoral terrorist act” on his social network account.
Immediately after the incident, the “Legal Analysis and Research” Public Union, addressed the office of the World Animal Protection organization located in London, UK, and demanded that the World Animal Protection Organization react to this immoral act.
Today, a letter from the World Animal Protection organization was sent to the chairman of the “Legal Analysis and Research” Public Union Ramil İskandarli. The letter states the following:
Thank you for your e-mail to World Animal Protection and for taking the time to get in touch. Sometimes, the most shocking atrocities are brought to our attention. This is one of those times.
The use of an innocent animal as an act of terrorism, is immoral, unethical and shows how little value is placed on the life of this dog, as well as for human life. Using voiceless, defenceless animals is abhorrent. We have raised this with the International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) coalition and other dog charities who focus on the welfare of dogs.
Thanks again for getting in touch. If you have any further questions or any feedback we are always here to help.
Ilena Philippides Rees Supporter Care Coordinator World Animal Protection UK