“I’ve always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world.”
Salmon, sturgeon, beluga, seals.
Eagles, ducks, pelicans, finches.
Goats, gazelles, mouflons, wild boars, horses, deer, foxes, brown bears.
Vipers, grass and water snakes, moths, spiders.
A lot of stray dogs and cats in cities. In 2017 there was a mass shooting with guns by the Municipality of stray dogs in the streets of Baku following some incidents of dogs biting people.
On passing laws sanctioning cruelty to animals (from A -best- to G -worst) according to the World Animal Protection Index:G
Hunting is legal for ducks, goose, deer, foxes and bears.
Dog and cock fights are commonly held in Azerbaijan. Many people regard cockfighting as a national tradition.
Azerbaijan Animal Rescue Centerhttp://aarc.az/en
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.