Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Advocacy in Egypt

Doris was an abandoned dog who was rescued by SPARE. This is recent picture of her, after much love and medical treatment.

These two donkeys were brought to SPARE for assistance. They were then given to the SPARE sanctuary because of their condition.

Society for Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt (SPARE) is the first organization in Egypt to advocate on behalf of all animals. During this interview, we are joined by SPARE’s Mona Khalil in Cairo who describes how volunteers run an animal shelter, a mobile equine clinic, and a series of diverse campaigns. We find out what it’s like to care for over one hundred dogs, and why the government has been poisoning and shooting street animals. Then she explains SPARE’s concerns over the recently-resumed Australian live animal export to Egypt. In closing, Mona reflects on her visit to a Cairo slaughterhouse and her interpretation of Muslim animal teachings.

Please note that this interview was edited for the online archive, due to a poor phone connection during the first half of the live show.

Listen right now:

or download an mp3 of the interview.

One thought on “Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Advocacy in Egypt

  1. Pingback: Invisible Victims of the Protest Movement in Egypt: An Interview with Mona Khalil « Animal Voices

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