Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 August 2019

Abu Dhabi crackdown on pet shops is a welcome initiative

Our readers have their say about pet shops, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Game of Thrones and underage smoking

A man walks dogs on leash at a park in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan���s wages dropped for a fifth month, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, adding to concerns over the resilience of consumer spending as a sales tax increase approaches in October. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
A man walks dogs on leash at a park in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan���s wages dropped for a fifth month, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, adding to concerns over the resilience of consumer spending as a sales tax increase approaches in October. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

I write to you in reference to Haneen Dajani's article Abu Dhabi authorities launch pet shop crackdown (July 23). I am in support of this measure. I have seen pets living in terrible conditions in these pet shops.

Beatrice Forgia Plambeck, Abu Dhabi

Red Hot Chilli Peppers should come to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

I write to you in reference to your article Sources: Red Hot Chili Peppers rumoured to play in Abu Dhabi in September (July 22).

I wonder why artists have to play exclusively in just one Emirate when they are on tour in the UAE. When international artists go to the UK, they will most likely perform in all the major cities so that people from all over the country can enjoy the concerts.

It would be great if, in addition to their Abu Dhabi show, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers played a second gig in the new Coca Cola arena in Dubai.

I just do not understand why Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to compete all the time.

Name withheld by request

Game of Thrones finale was an utter disappointment

I write to you in reference to your article ‘Game of Thrones’ stars defend the final season at Comic Con (July 24).

I don’t think it’s the ending itself that people are so upset about, but rather the fact that the entire last season felt kind of rushed.

In my opinion, the whole season was created for the sake of wrapping up the show quickly - whereas the entire series was going in a different direction before that. It really felt like I was not watching the same show.

Maya Najjar, Lebanon

Children need our help to overcome smoking addiction

I write to you in reference to Shireena Al Nowais’s article UAE rehab centre organises anti-smoking summer camp for schoolchildren (July 22).

This is a good move that will surely help the young generation.

Nazim Hasan Khan, India

Updated: July 23, 2019 05:46 PM

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