Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 September 2020

Birds picking up rubbish should push us to get our act together

Our readers have their say on litter, getting lost in the desert, steps to enhance the quality of life in Dubai and a barista with great dancing skills

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates - Reporter: Sophia Vahanvaty: Crows and parrots have been trained to collect rubbish from the desert. Monday, February 3rd, 2020. Al Hiyar Park, Al Ain. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates - Reporter: Sophia Vahanvaty: Crows and parrots have been trained to collect rubbish from the desert. Monday, February 3rd, 2020. Al Hiyar Park, Al Ain. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Regarding Sophia Vahanvaty's piece Flying squad of birds trained to pick up litter in Abu Dhabi parks (February 5): I love it, what about training people too?

Sam Aldoubal, Sweida, Syria

It's sad that humans need to be trained to pick up after themselves. This is the first thing they should be taught as children even before going to school. And they say humans are the most intelligent of species on earth.

Naasirah Razak, Al Ain

This is good actually. It will show people who think they own the park and litter anywhere they like. They will learn from the birds to throw their rubbish in garbage cans and not all over the ground, which they do not own.

Eric Martinez, Manila, Philippines

How about training humans to not litter for the sake of community? Bida bin Ammar is full of broken bottles.

Marisa Zanella, Al Ain

Been there, done that: sympathy for person stranded in the desert

With reference to Ruba Haza's story Emirati driver rescued after three days in Omani desert (February 4): in similar circumstances, we had to wait four hours for the police to come rescue us. I cannot imagine his situation.

Helin Alhosani, Abu Dhabi

Efforts to better the quality of life in Dubai and the UAE are remarkable

Regarding your report Sheikh Mohammed announces Dh500m drive to improve quality of life in Dubai (February 4): it was good to read about the Dubai ruler’s laudable plan and vision for the improvement of people’s lives. Dubai and the UAE takes care of its citizens and the standard of living is remarkable.

Administrators elsewhere should have such plans and set an example for others.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

A barista with the right attitude and great dancing skills is famous

With reference to Janice Rodrigues’s story Remember Lucky? Viral Abu Dhabi street cleaner dances into new job (February 5): Love this. It’s great to read a happy story.

Helen Owen Ingram, Muscat

Now that he has gone viral, he will get more job offers. That restaurant is lucky to have have hired a famous person to increase their sales. More people are bound to visit the place just to see him.

Hina Shenoy, Dubai

Blessings await honest and sincere work in any given field.

Jarzoe Vivian Larmin Bhatti, Monrovia, Liberia

People crave joy, he exemplifies it.

Laura Bondurant Meek, Arkansas, US

Updated: February 5, 2020 06:32 PM

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