To request direct intervention by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to prevent the terrible suffering of animals throughout Morocco.
With intervention by His Majesty to greatly improve animal welfare in Morocco, we feel that this would greatly attract many more tourists to the country – tourists who have recently been shocked by the terrible treatment of animals and who will never return because of what they have seen.
Your Majesty King Mohammed VI,
Many of the signators of the petition which is presented here are citizens from around the World who have visited Morocco for their holiday(s).
Whilst very much enjoying their stay in Morocco, many of them have been deeply shocked by witnessing the terrible suffering inflicted on many animals %u2013 donkeys and horses are left standing and hobbled in the midday sun while their owners rest in the shade; and the terrible condition of harnesses which these animals are fitted with, very often comprising terrible wooden homemade yokes which are not adequate or suitable for the work which the animals are expected to undertake.
Animals are also regularly seen to have ulcerated eyes and open and festering wounds to many parts of their bodies; despite this, they are still beaten by the owners with wooden sticks the thickness of a young childs arm.
Cows are tethered on the back of trucks with ropes less than 6 inches (15cm) long; they are left standing in the blazing sun for hours at a time, crying out for water and shade.
Throughout most towns and cities in Morocco, street animals (cats and dogs) suffer most terribly. Local authorities are poisoning stray dogs and cats on a nightly basis using Strychnine poison put onto scraps of food to lure (bait) the animals. They die long and terrible deaths as a result of eating this bait. Please see petition photo which shows a dog in the City of Khenifra that has been poisoned using Strychnine.
Dogs and cats very close to Marrakech (within a 30km radius) are now being killed with Strychnine poison. In several cities, dogs are also being killed by gunshot. Unfortunately, some of them are still alive when they are buried.
We call on you sir, Your Majesty, to please act immediately and stop the daily abuses suffered by the majority of animals throughout Morocco.
Your majesty, you are a kind and compassionate man; we ask that your compassion be given to other living beings.
We have faith Sir that this petition will result in your intervention which will help the animals of Morocco being treated with more care and respect.
Thank You very much, Your Majesty.