Egypt celebrates World Animal Day
The Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt (SPARE) held it’s World Animal Day conference on Friday 5th October. The opening speech was given by Mrs Amina Tharwat Abaza, Founder and President of SPARE and a World Animal Day Ambassador.
The event was attended by many leading figures including intellectuals, media professionals, artists and celebrities who were shown videos documenting atrocious practices committed by camel herders and beef producers. After the film, some of the guests gave speeches about what they had seen and vowed to speak up for Egypt’s animals and remind those in power of their responsibilities.
Media article regarding event – English
As Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Amina used this opporunity to tell the gathering that she has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by PETA. Well done Amina – the award is well deserved.
- Contact Name: Amina Abaza
- Contact Number: 002 01223162912
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- Location: Cairo
- Organised by: Society for the Protection of Animal Rights
To mark World Animal Day 2018:
I visited a camel market in Egypt and witnessed camels being beatten and abused. I tried to stop them but the abuse continued. I saw a baby camel who was crying – I bought him and took him to our Animal Sanctuary in Sakkara. It was then that I decided to launch a campaign to save these camels. This story was covered by the media.
I shared video footage of animal abuse in abattoirs. This year SPARE will work to improve the treatment of animals in abattoirs, for a better treatment to animals in Abattoirs with a particular focus on persuading the Grand Mufti of Egypt to agree that animals should be stunned or even anaesthatized before slaughtering.
I worked with PETA to stop donkeys abuse in Petra and promoted their video about this issue.
I decided to start helping not only dogs and cats, but also wild animals, farm animals and camels.
I bought many turtles and asked my colleague and Egyptian Ambassador for World Animal Day, Mau Hamada, to release them in their natural Habitat.
I was also interviewed on a Jordanian TV Channel about a letter I wrote to the Jordanian Minister of Tourism about donkeys in Petra .