I think this may be one of the best juxtapositions of Islam and humanity. How each treats our closest animal companions.
First, Islam historically and in Islamic scripture:
From Bukhari Vol. 4, #540
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle ordered that the dogs should be killed.
And in many western cities:
And many more examples of contemporary treatment of dogs by Muslims in the name of Islam are available by search. Iran, for example, has banned them altogether in public. For the moment.
In the West however, the symbiotic relationship between man and dog may have reached a new pinnacle. A point where the benefits to both are staggering and imminent.
This is what a science and compassion based culture can achieve, as opposed to a hate filled supremacist one.
Please click through for the story and enjoy the video below right to the end.