Securing 2,340 votes

Kurdish veterinarian Dr. Sulaiman Tamir clinches global recognition from WorldWide Vets

DUHOK, December 3 — Duhok’s Dr. Sulaiman Tamir has been honored with the prestigious title of the world’s best veterinarian and animal advocate, bestowed by WorldWide Vets. This accolade, determined through a global nomination and public voting process, marks a testament to Dr. Tamir’s dedication to animal welfare as the founder of the Kurdistan Organization for the Protection of Animal Rights.
Dr. Sulaiman Tamir’s organization, recognized for its animal-friendly initiatives and unwavering commitment, particularly in providing support for stray dogs, earned him the top spot in this year’s worldwide competition. The competitive field included nominees from animal advocates and veterinarians worldwide, with 58 individuals advancing to the final stage.

Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Tamir shared, “People from 20 countries participated, and I am happy that I won.” Amidst a pool of 5,000 registrations, Dr. Tamir emerged victorious, securing 2,340 votes on the committee’s website. Noteworthy finalists in the running included Rakan Saluos from Palestine and Emily Elgar from Gambia. The recognition highlights Dr. Sulaiman Tamir’s exceptional contributions to global animal welfare.