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11-02-2005, 08:32 PM
Amina Abaza, President of SPARE, the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt, has sent us an urgent request for letters to help save the lives of dogs and cats in the Giza area of Egypt. This is the area where the pyramids are located.

The Veterinary Authority of the Giza area has begun poisoning dogs and cats by giving them meat poisoned with strychnine. They state that it takes the animals five minutes to die, and then they are taken away to be burned and buried.

This is a very inhumane and unsuitable way to kill animals.

SPARE has already submitted a plan to spay/neuter these animals, with the help of WSPA, the World Society for the Protection of Animals. The plan was submitted and approved by the Egyptian Veterinary Authority in Giza. SPARE has already spayed/neutered hundreds of animals. Even these animals will be killed by poisoning.

Please send an e-mail, letter, fax, or phone call to the following asking that they immediately bring a halt to poisoning the animals.

Contact Information:
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation:
Minister Eng. Ahmed Abd-El Moneim El Leithy
Address 5 Shooting club St., Dokki, Giza
Phone no. 00202 7615967/72
Fax 00202 7614263
E-mail drfadia@hotmail.com

Ministry of Tourism:
Minister Mr. Ahmed Alaa El-Din Amin El-Maghrab
Address 32 Emtidad Ramsis St., Abassia Square Borg Misr
Travel, Cairo
Phone no. 00202 6828435
Fax 00202 6859463
E-mail Mot@idsc.gov.eg
Website http://www.egypttourism.org

Embassy of Egypt in Washington, D.C. - USA:
E-mail embassy@egyptembdc.org
please cc : spare@menanet.net

Sample Letter:

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Dear Minister Eng. Ahmed Abd-El Moneim El Leithy (or)
Dear Minister Ahmed Alaa El-Din Amin El-Maghrabi
Dear Ambassador

I was very saddened to learn that authorities in Egypt, a country with such an ancient and noble history, would use poisoning to control a population of dogs and cats.

It seems that in the Giza area, the Veterinary Authority is poisoning dogs and cats.

Poisoning with strychnine is very inhumane. It causes great suffering to the animals and poses a danger to people, other animals, and the environment.

Even if it were necessary to euthanize the animals, the use of strychnine is a very outmoded, unacceptable method. It does not meet commonly accepted international standards.

I understand that the Veterinary Authority of Egypt has already approved a plan, to be undertaken by WSPA, to control the dog and cat population by spaying and neutering. This plan was due to start in a few weeks and would be effective, humane, and acceptable.

Several organizations have already been very hard at work spaying/neutering the stray animals in the Giza area. They have spayed/neutered hundreds of dogs and cats.

These are the Egyptian organizations, the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights (SPARE) and the Egyptian Society for Animal Friends (ESAF), as well as the Austrian organization Vier Pfoten. Even the animals they have worked so hard to spay and neuter, who can no longer breed, are now being killed in a terrible way.

It is really a pity to reject sensible, kind spay/neuter programs in order, instead, to kill the dogs and cats in a brutal way. It is a disturbing policy that can only serve to dishearten visitors and tourists, as well as causing a painful death to the dogs and cats.

I am requesting that you immediately bring a halt to the unnecessary and inhumane killing of dogs and cats in Giza.

Instead, please support and implement the acceptable, effective spay/neuter programs that have already been approved by Egyptian authorities.

Thank you very much for your kind consideration of these points.


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