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Emirates staff laugh while kitten dangles from balcony


Emirates staff laugh while kitten dangles from balcony

Airline promises full investigation following incident

An image from a video of the alleged incident taken by an eyewitness

A photo of the alleged incident taken by an eyewitness

DUBAI: Emirates Airline has promised “a full investigation” after five crew members were seen laughing and joking while a baby kitten dangled from a 12th floor balcony.

“Emirates neither supports nor condones animal cruelty,” said a spokeswoman. “We have launched a full investigation and we have provisionally suspended five employees while we prepare a critical event report.”

The incident happened minutes after the ethnically-mixed group of four female and one male employees agreed to gather in front of a softly-glowing orange light on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road.

One blonde-haired air hostess could be heard taunting the kitten while the others laughed loudly.

“Go on fall, you little fluffy b*****d,” she said, in a YouTube video uploaded by a shocked passerby.

“You haven’t got a chance! Jump you b*****ks,” screamed an Asian air hostess at the juvenile feline.

“I am appalled by what I’ve seen in this video,” said animal rights campaigner Yvonne Rabin-Sinclair. “Any decent human being would have run to save the kitten instead of standing there sneering and wishing for it to fall.”

“Emirates strives for the highest ethical standards through a rigorous system of training and review,” said Middle East staff manager Michael Parkman when asked for comment. “Emirates offers bespoke real time air travel solutions to destinations throughout the world.”

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  1. T. Roll

    April 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

    This is outrageous. Where is the UAE’s RSCPA? And to think Emirates would condone the use of this photo in their advertising?

  2. T. Roll

    April 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I’m going to write to my MP about thi… Oh hang on a second.

  3. yourmom949

    April 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

    That’s probably the lamest thing i have ever read today !

  4. Kyle

    April 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

    One blonde-haired air hostess. Well! Never mind.

  5. Mahatma Kutti

    April 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    This is a satire for all those complaining.

  6. Andrewcito

    April 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    This really is” cat up a tree” day at the PAE.

  7. Anonymous

    April 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Wow, slow day eh?

  8. LabMonkey

    April 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    This isn’t satire DUMBASS. Just garbage. I bet it was the same JACKASS that wrote that bit about a woman catching a bouquet at a beheading.

  9. Alan Sunlotion

    April 22, 2014 at 4:56 am

    LabMonkey – monkey brains you certainly have. Sounds like you are American so what to expect really.

  10. Serious Sid

    April 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I had a kitten once then it grew up and became a big cat!

  11. Finbarr bin Saunders al Double-Entendre

    April 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

    big cats can be dangerous, but a little pussy never hurt anyone

  12. Bruce The Red Flag Man

    April 22, 2014 at 11:24 am

    My wife had a little pussy once, now its a gig growler!

  13. Tim

    April 23, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I assume this is making fun of the jovial nature of the photo, implying that they are up to mischievous things, however this is not the usual light hearted satire I enjoy on PAE. It’s actually a little malicious. I would prefer that PAE sticks to harmless jokes and putting a spin on actual news.

  14. Anonymous

    April 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm


  15. Boris The Dog

    April 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    sack the juggler!

  16. ASH

    April 24, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I felt the same when I didn’t get an upgrade.

  17. Tony

    May 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

    What a stupid article. Not funny in the slightest. Someone please start checking these articles before they’re published!! That’s a few minutes of my life i’m never getting back!

  18. GTorbet

    May 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Yes, I agree Tony. There is no place for stupid articles on a website dedicated to taking the piss! What is this world coming to!

  19. Shinka

    May 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

    The important thing is that they were from 5 different countries and spoke 37 languages between them so that when they serve you they can be rude to you in a language you understand. ha ha
    (the “ha ha” was added to let those who do not understand what the site is all about to know it was funny/ i jest.)

  20. Desert cat

    May 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I love reading the comments! PAE certainly knows how to yank the chain!

  21. Shiblu Shamsudeen (@Shiblu4Change)

    May 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    What r u guys even talking about, in the UAE street cats are poisoned to prevent breeding… the poison is put in the garbage bins…. so its no shock that animal rights like human rights are really low on the priority list!!!

  22. nobletunes

    January 5, 2015 at 10:08 am

    everyone needs to stop and appreciate cabin crew. do you know how hard it is to remember which country you are in?

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