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PETA: Next to Break a World Record in Dubai?

Written by PETA | January 7, 2010

At 5′ 4″, I’m often the shortest person in a room, so I’ve frequently resorted to the maxim “good things come in small packages,” but I’ll admit it: Even I’m loving all 828 meters of the Burj Khalifa—which just opened in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and is breaking all sorts of world records—the highest occupied floor, the tallest service lift, and the world’s highest observation deck—and, if Emaar Properties agrees to PETA’s proposal it could break one more: world’s longest banner.




None of the Burj Khalifa statistics are as astounding as the number of sheep who die every year on the traumatizing and grueling journey from Australia to their slaughter in the Middle East after they are deemed unprofitable to wool farmers. The cramped, suffocating conditions on live-export ships make the recent TSA regulations look like travel perks. In one year alone, 35,000 sheep die from starvation or disease or are trampled to death by other sheep. Those who survive the trip are dragged off the ships, thrown into the backs of trucks and cars, and eventually have their throats cut while they are still conscious. At least we survive the body scans.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • nita ladwa says:

    wont be visiting dubai never!!

  • peta this would be the best thing that can ever happen ................please do it guys ........... says:

    peta this would be the best thing that can ever happen …………….please do it guys ……………god bless u all guys………

  • Cindy says:

    Philip Markus! You may be right about this terrible fact and I do agree this is wrong! HOWEVER The worth of a person is measured in the way they treat animals! It is well documented that people whom have NO respect 4 animals will naturally have little or no respect for a human being… what is the future for such countries? Not looking good I reckon!

  • Salali says:

    Roya to have enough control over your own life to be ABLE to commit suicide is a luxury.

  • philip markus says:

    you talking about bad tratment of animals in Arab countries? How about treatment of servents in Arab countries? Almost dayly there is a servent suiside because of the abuse they get from the employer.

  • Roya says:

    i know for sure that it would be a hard hard work because i am from middle east and unfortunately i know the general and dominant culture over there. there is no education about animals and therefor no understanding and no compassion for animal’s suffering. i just hope you can do it….. may be in 50 years.

  • Sally Roberts says:

    Please do what you can for all animals in the UAE. Having lived in Dubai for 4 years I was appalled at the atrocities afflicted on animals. I have had personal experience of exotic animals being kept in totally inappropriate conditions ie. cheetah tigers. A friend rescued a Husky snow dog in desert weather conditions! from a 1 bedroom apartment. I myself had a beautiful dog who had been used as target practice with an airgun and was terribly scarred about the head area as a result. This is without mentioning the animal markets which keep and sell all manner of animals in disgusting conditions. Something must be done to put pressure on the UAE government and royal families.

  • mary w. says:

    Dubai they want to impress us with their culture. Time to think about animal rights also!

  • Sudarshan says:

    Way to GO.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    The genocide of sheep is another example of the ignorance and cruelty of the human race that ruthlessly disrespects nonhuman animals.

  • Leslie says:

    This would be so nice. PETA please make this happen. Pure poetic justice too for such a ridiculous amount of money spent on a building that could have been better spent on so many causes..

  • Shari says:

    How great that would be! Please PETA make this happen! I would donate to help make this banner go up on that building! How about ” GO GREEN While saving animals lifesPeta”

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