Yum: Syrians Are Now Allowed to Eat Cats and Dogs

Syria Eat Cats and Dogs

Things have gotten so bad in Syria that a group of Muslim clerics have issued a fatwa declaring it permissible to eat cats, dogs and donkeys.

As the civil war drags on and food supplies become scarcer and scarcer, Syrian clerics have allowed people living in besieged suburbs of Damascus to eat cats and dogs – meat that is normally forbidden in Islam.

The clerics say that the fatwa (religious decree) is a cry for help and a plea for the international community to take notice. They also added that if the situation gets any worse, the living would have to eat the dead.

“How does the world sleep with full stomachs while there are hungry people?” a leading Imam said.

“Haven’t you heard the fatwas that have filled our streets and mosques by permitting people to eat cats, dogs and other animals that have already been killed by the bomb attacks?”

“Are you waiting for us to eat the flesh of our martyrs and our dead?” 

The fatwa coincides with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha – normally a time for feasting and celebration. But not this year – food and aid supplies have become almost non-existent in some regions as government forces block supplies from getting through. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have cut off road access to rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, causing extreme shortages. Looks like the only thing Syrians will be feasting on this Eid al-Adha is dog carcasses and cat hair.

And while food aid is being blocked, Nobel Prize-toting weapons inspectors are driving freely around the war zones checking things out. Médecins Sans Frontières general director Christopher Stokes called the situation “absurd.”

“Influential countries gathered around a table, thrashed out an agreement on chemical weapons and put it into practice,” he said.

‘They have shown it can be done, so where are the efforts to repeat this success with access for humanitarian aid?’

More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which began in March 2011, and now hundreds of cats and dogs can probably be added to the death toll.

Via: BBC News

Disclaimer: Reagan Plus Cats does not endorse eating cats. Dogs, we might be able to get on board with…. but never cats!!!

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