We hope that Morocco citizen Hassan Ouaza – like all IGOTD winners who’ve shuffled off this mortal coil via a ballistic faux pas – rests in peace. We can’t read his Facebook page and we can’t find details about the exact manner of his death. “Hassan Ouaza, a citizen in Boumalne Dades in the Tinghir province who was a member of the association of Sellers and Solidarity Association (sic), accidentally killed himself while using live ammunition to kill stray dogs on August 4.” That’s all moroccoworldnews.com has to say in the subject [NOTE: disturbing pic at the link.] The sad thing about this story, well, one of the sad things about this is . . .
Moroccan authorities are still using guns to shoot stray dogs.
Marrakech – The residents of the city of Salé, a town near Rabat, woke up, on December 9, to the sound of live ammunition, which local authorities used to kill stray dogs.
The inhabitants were frightened, because authorities did notify them that they would be shooting dogs with live ammunition in the early morning.
The shootings occurred at 8:30 am without prior notice, which concerned the inhabitants, according to Kaima Belouchi, a journalist with the National Society of Radio and Television (SNRT) who lives in the neighborhood.
Belouchi announced that she is intending to file a complaint to the representative of the King, protesting the way the authorities killed the dogs.
It sucks when someone dies after violating one or more of the four safety rules. It sucks even worse when someone dies from a negligent discharge and others don’t learn from the tragedy triggered by the shooter’s irresponsibility. And it sucks, well, I’ll just say this: it shouldn’t happen to a dog.