Jordan dog daycare center stirs debate

Published March 13th, 2023 - 08:54 GMT
Bus for dogs in Jordan. (Twitter)

ALBAWABA - A photo showing a bus for transporting dogs in Jordan triggered angry reactions and unleashed a heated public debate on social media platforms.

While dogs are considered by many Jordanians as "man's best friend," the daycare center came into focus because it underlined a widening gap between the rich and poor in the resource-barren kingdom of 10 million people, where unemployment and poverty and rampant. 

The bus is decorated with cartoon pictures of several dog breeds and slogans, such as "we play, we swim and we rock."

According to sources and what was written on the bus, it is affiliated with a daycare center catering for dogs only. The bus collects the dogs in the morning and drops them off in the daycare before transporting them back to their homes in the early evening. 

Several media said that the daycare's goal is to curb depression among dogs whose owners work during the day and leave them home alone as in the daycare they'll get training under the supervision of specialized trainees. 

Many people debated on social media how "unfair" this daycare, which is specialized for dogs when there are many kids who can't afford to go to public schools to get an education.

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