Iranian government agents allegedly shot and killed over 1,000 dogs despite being spayed and vaccinated

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Iranian government agents reportedly shot and buried more than 1,000 dogs at the animal shelter.

Government-linked agents allegedly raided the Gandak dog shelter and shot all the animals inside, including dogs that had been spayed and vaccinated. The agents then used fire trucks to wash the blood from the scene.

The activists claimed that the road to the shelter remained closed all the time, according to The Foreign Desk website. Some reports claim that the number of dogs was as high as 1,700.

Several videos have surfaced online showing the aftermath of the shooting. The activist also stated that Iranian forces arrested several members of the group who attempted to intervene and also locked the shelter manager in a room at the time of the shooting.

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One activist said it was part of an annual culling run by the Iranian leadership, but said some of the dogs survived the attack.

Spiritual authorities say that keeping pets in the house is unacceptable. unhygienic and un-islamicand reports of stray dogs attacking animals have sparked some support for stricter measures.

Lisa Daftary, editor-in-chief of website The Foreign Desk, told Fox News Digital that the move is “no surprise.”

“For a long time now, citizen journalists in Iran have been trying to demonstrate to the world the inhuman nature of this regime,” she said. “They have no compassion for women, children and, as shown in this case, for innocent animals.”

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Daftari urged officials to try to discuss human rights violations with Iran, especially in negotiations on nuclear weapons.

“In trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015, President Obama started a trend of not including human rights violations in the deal,” she explained. “However, these cases highlight the importance of exposing a brutal regime that will stop at nothing to ensure its reign is ironclad. Does it seem like a worthy negotiating partner? We must begin to expose these heinous crimes.”

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Last year, Iran put forward the idea of ​​banning most pets to protect the country from “unclean” animals. The bill would make it illegal to own, breed or transport dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets.

All of Gandak’s animals were sterilized and vaccinated so the government didn’t have to get rid of them.

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According to Radio Free Europe, possession of “wild animals” such as lizards, donkeys or mice already carries heavy fines and sanctions.