In the small town of Moyale, located in the northern region of Kenya, two men were arrested for a cruel and illegal act. They had been caught feeding their donkey bhang, a plant commonly used for recreational drug use. Their motive was to make the donkey work harder and longer, despite the obvious harm and suffering they were causing the animal.
We are becoming more animal like than the animals themselves!
Adan, Local Leader
While condeming this act, Mr Adan Woroa, a local leader explained how the donkeys had been overworked for days, struggling to carry heavy loads in scorching temperatures, while being subjected to the effects of the drug. He added that when community leaders got wind of the situation, they immediately reported it to the local authorities who promptly launched an investigation. The men were apprehended and charged with animal cruelty, a serious offense in Kenya.
The arrest of the two men caused an uproar in the town, with many locals condemning their actions and expressing their outrage. The incident was widely reported in the media, highlighting the dangers of animal cruelty and the need for stricter laws to protect animals from such abuse. The donkey, now in the care of animal welfare organizations, was slowly recovering from the ordeal.
The arrest of the two men was a small victory for animal rights activists, but there is still much work to be done to educate people on the importance of treating animals with respect and kindness. The incident served as a reminder of the cruelty that animals can face at the hands of humans, and the need for society to come together to fight against it.