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.
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