Sulaiman Tameer

Wildlife Veterinarian and Rescue/Rehab Specialist

Sulaiman Tameer is a dedicated wildlife veterinarian and advocate known for his tireless efforts in advancing animal rights and conservation in Kurdistan, Iraq. Sulaiman’s journey led him to become a prominent person in the fight for animal welfare. He has made significant contributions to the cause, including drawing up a landmark animal rights bill in Kurdistan. In the early 1990s, he commenced his veterinary work, becoming well-known locally as a civil society activist and founding the Kurdistan Organization for Animal Rights Protection. Sulaiman’s passion and dedication have not only improved the lives of animals in the region but have also inspired others to join the movement for a more compassionate world.

Sulaiman’s wildlife rescue operations encompass a wide range of activities, from rescuing and treating injured or orphaned animals to rehabilitating them and releasing them back into their natural habitats. His work is especially vital in a region where wildlife faces numerous threats, including habitat loss, poaching, and lack of proper conservation measures.

Sulaiman Tameer’s animal rights law, a first for Iraq, is grounded in Islamic principles and international animal welfare standards. It encompasses all aspects of animals’ lives, from breeding to care to slaughter, aiming to ensure their well-being and protection. His work has not only raised awareness about animal welfare but has also united a growing network of animal welfare activists in Iraq. Sulaiman’s dedication to the cause reflects his belief that animals deserve respect and protection, a message that continues to resonate and inspire change in the region.