Betreff: Egyptian veterinary authorities announce poison campaign against cats and dogs
Von: Alexandra Yurkiw
Datum: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 01:29:21 -0600


-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Furness
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 10:33 AM
To: Linda Furness
Subject: Egyptian veterinary authorities announce poison campaign
against cats and dogs
Importance: High

----- Original Message -----
From: Mona
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 4:09 PM
Subject: Egyptian veterinary authorities announce poison campaign
against cats and dogs

The Egyptian veterinary authorities in Giza announced today in AL AKHBAR
the nation wide newspaper that it is starting its campaign to poison
cats and dogs, despite the fact that the Giza area had spaying/neutering
projectdone through vier pfoten organization from Austria in
cooperation with the society for protection of animal rights in Egypt
(SPARE & the Egyptian society for Animal friends ( ESAF), A 5 year
neutering project with WSPA to neuter animals in this governorate was
discussed and agreed with the head of the veterinary department in
Egypt, the project is due to start in few weeks.They are using
strychnine that is prohibited world wide ( harmful for people &
environment) and claim that the animal die in 5 minutes which is not
true as the animal sometimes suffer for hours or days before it dies or
otherwise we would not have received all these numbers of poisoned cats
and dogs at our shelters and saved them.Following is the translation of
the article and the Arabic article itself, please cross post and write
to international organizations worldwide to help the animal groups in
Egypt fighting this battle alone . Please Please help












The veterinary authority of Giza governorate under the Chairman of Dr.
Abdullah Badr established a committee to eliminate stray dogs and cats
in Giza governorate due to complains from some governmental and private
entities . the committee is carrying 10 campaigns daily with thin the
framework of a plan to cover the whole governorate, they are using 10
kg. daily of Strychnine for dogs and Temec for cats, they put half a
gram of the poison on a piece of raw meat or fish weighing 70 grams.
and distributed in areas where the cats and dogs gather. the meat and
fish for dogs inside private areas are provided by the owners of these
areas and the dogs and cats in the street get the meat from the
leftovers of the slaughter houses.. The members of the campaigns were
masks and each animal is surrounded by 4 persons as the poisoned animal
suffer after eating from severe stomachache-ache and dies in 5 minutes,
after wards police cars Carry the dead animal to the burning house of
the faculty of veterinary medicine of Cairo university to be burnt and
later buried in the desert.


We are desperate for your help, animal organizations in Egypt are taking
it upon themselves alone to carry on neuter programs and vaccinating
strays to avoid this destiny for them, but it seems that all our efforts
are not appreciated by the government or the vet authorities that are
not carrying their main job of helping and treating animals instead of
poisoning them.We are also calling upon Vier pfoten to protest to this
action as many of the animals they worked on in May and June of 2005
will be the victims, not to mention that other areas as hurghada and
sharm sheikh and dahab already had the same action carried on dogs that
were already neutered and vaccinated.

Mona Khalil
Secretary General
Society for protection of animal rights in Egypt(SPARE)

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