KSA takes a step forward and finally adheres to the CITES convention, a step that looks far away in Kuwait’s future with the booming numbers of wild and exotic animals smuggling, selling and owning in residential area.
Arab News published an article on 7th of March 2013 about 37 lions and tigers that were seized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the NCWCD – The National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development in KSA.
The article on Green Prophet says:
The move is likely to have resounding consequences not only in Saudi but throughout the Gulf region, where it is common to see men riding in cars with cheetahs and other wild animals, or walking them on a leash – violations that until now have eluded stiff penalties.
Cheetah and child picture credit alRai media
And considering that most of the wild animals are smuggled from Africa to Yemen then Saudi Arabia and from the KSA to Kuwait, could we expect that the strict rules in Saudi Arabia maybe able to stop this craze in Kuwait? Since we cannot rely on Kuwait rules to be enforced at least in the near time, could we maybe a bit cautiously get excited to think that the wild cat owning cruelty and madness will stop in Kuwait too?
Maybe a similar action will be taken in Kuwait too with the flooding cheetah and tiger cubs and the increasing news about escaping wild cats and attacking the public?
If KSA did it, could Kuwait do it too?
What do you think?