Our aim is to raise public awareness about animal welfare in Egypt. We work with the media at every opportunity in order to reach a wider audience. TV is very popular in Egypt with every family owning one – very few people read. Our dream is to make a documentary film about how cruel modern day Egyptians are to animals and to compare this with the treatment of animals during ancient times (Pharaonic civilization) 5ooo years ago when animals were gods and Egypt was one of the most civilized countries in the world.
We aim to cooperate with the General Organisations of Veterinary Services and convince them that poisoning stray animals is an inhumane solution for controling the stray dog population. We also aim to close circuses, petshops and the ever increasing number of private zoos. In the future we intend to publish a monthly magazine about animals to educate pet owners and teach them how to care for their pets. We work continuously to convince Eyptians that compassion to animals is not a luxury, it’s a must and, as Ghandi said, “you can judge a nation’s morality by the way they treat their animals”.
We aim to save as many animals as we can from cruelty and have already rescued hundreds and found wonderful homes for them. We also hope to buy the land where the SPARE sanctuary is located to enable it to continue to be a paradise for animals long into the future. My life’s dream is to help the animals, especially the very abused ones of Egypt. The problem is that neither the concept nor the culture of ANIMAL WELFARE exists in Egypt. It will be hard work, but I promise you that I will do everything within my power to make World Animal Day noticed in Egypt. Amina Abaza.