Animal Rescue in Jordan – Al Rabee Society for Nature and Animal Protection, Aqaba

Through my blog I have focused a lot on animal rescue based out of Amman, but did you know there’s a shelter based out of Jordan’s most southern city, Aqaba? It is calledย Al Rabee Society for Nature and Animal Protectionย and to find out more I interviewed the woman behind the refuge, Ms. Rodica Toma Athamneh. … More Animal Rescue in Jordan – Al Rabee Society for Nature and Animal Protection, Aqaba

Petra by Foot: How You Can Play a Key Role in the Welfare of Working Animals

The following post and all images were submitted by Diana D., an expat currently living in Jordan. She is an artist and animal activist, especially dedicated to saving captive elephants. You can find her on Instagram at @elephantsoulcrafts. Seeing the majestic rose red stones as you walk through the Siq just before discovering the Treasury … More Petra by Foot: How You Can Play a Key Role in the Welfare of Working Animals

Jordan’s Canicide, Islam & Ending the Killing

The following is an open letter about the current state of animal welfare in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, what Islam says about animal cruelty, and the real solution to stray population control. It was written by Anna Zoubi, Jordanian animal activist and the current foster mom of rescued street dog, Naji. Islam Is The … More Jordan’s Canicide, Islam & Ending the Killing

Don’t Ride the Donkeys in Petra (or horses or camels!)

If you’re traveling to Jordan and planning on making a visit to Petra then you’re sure to be offered over and over again a donkey ride or a ride on a mule, horse or camel. It may seem like a smart choice, especially when the cart rides are advertised as “free” from the main gates … More Don’t Ride the Donkeys in Petra (or horses or camels!)

Want to Volunteer in Amman? Check out these local non-profits…

One of the most rewarding and empowering feelings is to actively support a cause we feel passionate about. There are many ways to do this, you can always donate money for example, but if you don’t have the finances to do so, you can instead donate your time. If you are looking for a volunteer … More Want to Volunteer in Amman? Check out these local non-profits…

Amman’s Program for Animal Birth Control (ABC) & Animal Welfare Center

If you didn’t already know, the Greater Amman Municipality (referred to as GAM or Amaneh) is trying to control the stray dog population by shooting them. I, like many people in the Jordanian capital, witnessed one of their shooting sprees personally a couple of weeks ago. It was heartbreaking to say the least and I … More Amman’s Program for Animal Birth Control (ABC) & Animal Welfare Center