Albert shines the spotlight on SPARE — Society For The Protection Of Animal Rights In Egypt
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“The plight of animals in Egypt is long and involved, and stems from a range of reasons: an unsympathetic community that does not understand, and therefore does not respect, animals as sentient beings; harsh stray animal control; bad veterinary care; lack of education in regards to animal behavior; dire conditions in establishments selling animals… the list is endless. We witness and hear about new and more imaginative modes of torture every day.
It is our aim at S.P.A.R.E. to prevent cruelty against all animals and to teach people that all living things must be treated with respect and compassion.
We rescue, shelter and treat abused animals. We also campaign against unethical and cruel treatment of animals all over Egypt."
More from their website about Egypt and animals:
Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Today, a certain mentality amongst Egyptian culture regards humans as superior to all animals. Unfortunately to some, this translates into mistreating animals because they do not feel morally obliged to care for them. Ignorance has lead some to think that animals were created solely for the use of humans and are therefore to be treated without humanity.
Images that would usually shock us such as dumping sheep into car trunks, crammed cattle in trucks without food and water, and extreme cruelty to donkeys and horses is now seen as normal. The truth behind “halal” slaughtering is not a secret anymore, thanks to YouTube and to those following animal rights movements in Egypt. Even despite several hadiths and verses in the Qur’an that preach the humane treatment towards animals, careless slaughtering still happens and animals are commonly dumped in piles, some of them still alive. According to the RSPCA, (Royal Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty) Australia placed an export ban on cattle after alleged mistreatment of cattle in Egypt . This included pushing cattle off trucks and stabbing them in the eyes and legs. READ MORE