‘Would you put out a fire for a child or a dog?’ Pen Farthing’s animal rescue choice has enraged me.
PEN FARTHING flew out of Kabul airport with 173 rescued cats and dogs yesterday, but the majority of Express readers believe it was inappropriate for the animals to be rescued while humans were still in need of evacuation.
Mr Farthing had intended to return to the UK with his 173 animals, 25 employees and their families, as well as any Afghan civilians or British people who needed to be evacuated. After the Taliban refused entrance to his team and military forces failed to organize a citizen evacuation plan for the plane, he went home alone.
“Unfortunately, on that aircraft out of there, it was just me,” he remarked this morning.
“I asked the British once more whether they would like to actually add people to this flight, and they told me that they had adequate capacity for everyone who needed to get out.
“They thanked me for the offer but declined, saying it was all yours.”
“We called the flight tower, and they said [they]will contact any other nations and explain that Pen Farthing had available seats,” his wife, Kaisa Markhus, added. As a result, we were all informed, and we did our best.”
According to 66 percent of This website users who participated in a survey of 12,208 persons conducted between 11 a.m. on August 29 and 11 a.m. on August 30, animals should not have been saved while people were still stuck.
However, it is not clear who is to blame for the decision.
Alan RT, a reader, suggested that the ex-Royal Marine’s slogan should be “Pen and pets before women and children.”
Mr Farthing, on the other hand, had tens of thousands of supporters.
“What a world we live in when a good person gets attacked for a kind and loving act,” one reader wrote.
“Is it considerate and humane to take up a [time]slot that could have been utilized for a plane carrying humans?” one person said. This might be up to 800 lives saved, or lost in this case.”
A reader asked, “If your child and your dog were trapped in a fire, would you be happy if the fire brigade left your child to rescue your dog?” Another reader responded, “If your child and your dog were trapped in a fire, would you be happy if the fire brigade left your child to save your dog?”
Another guy retorted angrily, “Brinkwire Summary News.”