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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Egyptian City Set to Kill Stray Dogs

The Egyptian city of Giza plans to either shoot or poison stray dog soon. The reason given is budgetary.

"It is necessary to return to the traditional ways of killing dogs with bullets or poison," he said "This method is used around the world particularly in developing countries."

The discovery of dogs carcasses in upscale neighborhoods and near the famed Pyramids of Giza in May provoked an uproar and petitions to the government from local and international animal welfare organizations to end the traditional methods of controlling strays.

Animal rights activist and former sex symbol Brigitte Bardot even addressed the Egyptian government over the matter and subsequently President Hosni Mubarak called for an investigation into using more humane methods to the city's population of strays.

Here is another article on the issue.

And here is Brigitte Bardot's foundation.

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