HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

Animal rights is an issue that is often looked down upon and made fun of in Egypt; it is seen as an extraneous privilege or luxury.   The general attitude of the Egyptian public opinion holds towards animal rights is that it is an elitist part-time occupation for Egyptian socialites.     All this, alongside […]

Hurghada Court Issues Historical Ruling Against Animal and Marine Endangerment

Hurghada Court Issues Historical Ruling Against Animal and Marine Endangerment

  Finally, some good news that gives us hope for a better future when it comes to animal rights in Egypt. HEPCA, an internationally-recognized NGO specialized in the field of marine and land conservation, proudly announced that a Hurghada court finally took a stand against animal harassment and marine endangerment by sentencing the White Star […]

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

By Manu Schwingel

“Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship ?” – Dalai Lama   In parallel to the protest held in Cairo, people in Hurghada gathered to give their voice to the voiceless and protest against animal abuse. Carrying quotes supporting […]

In Light of All the Animal Abuse, this Will Make You Smile

In Light of All the Animal Abuse, this Will Make You Smile

The Internet has been set ablaze after a video appeared online of three men in the Haram area of Egypt slaughtering a helpless dog, while bystanders watched. In light of all the drama, a poverty stricken old man has appeared to be the voice for the voiceless helpless street dogs of Egypt. With his meager […]

Inspiring Egyptian Animal Welfare Initiatives That You Should Know

Inspiring Egyptian Animal Welfare Initiatives That You Should Know

With many cases of animal rights abuse echoing back and forth on social media, we cannot help but feel like animal rights activism should play a central role in Egyptian society. Think of the mass poisoning of stray cats in Gezira Sporting Club that took place recently, for example, and the uproar it has caused. […]

#SaveGizaZoo: Why I Want to Privatize the Giza Zoo

#SaveGizaZoo: Why I Want to Privatize the Giza Zoo

This is a call for all you animal lovers to join me to privatize the Giza Zoo. The horrendous living conditions that these animals are put through and the lack of compassion breaks my heart and hurts my soul. How could any God-fearing human being put another living animal through torment? Here’s the thing, zoos […]

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Vegan

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Vegan

Veganism is all the rage these days, for reasons ranging from health benefits to animal cruelty activism. Avoiding meat and animal products altogether may sound extreme to many of us kebab lovers here in the Middle East, but it’s more popular than you probably imagine. Here’s a brief list of celebrities and prominent personalities who […]

Monkey in Dubai Nightclub Sparks Outcry

Monkey in Dubai Nightclub Sparks Outcry

Photos that circulated of a monkey in a Dubai nightclub has sparked online outrage. One of the snapshots shows partygoers seemingly plying the creature with booze. The incident took place last Tuesday at Vanity during their Blackout DXB night. After pictures of the monkey went viral, Dubai residents took to social media to air their […]