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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The dilapidation of the Giza Zoo

“Nothing less than a cruel shop of horror”: The Giza Zoo, which once upon a time was considered one of the world’s best, has been in a downward spiral of decay that has led to the death of many of its animals. An entry ticket for the zoo costs EGP 5, which is not sufficient to cover maintenance and animal care costs. The zoo’s financial troubles have given rise to a number of illegal and inhumane practices, including workers abusing animals, allowing visitors to take pictures inside the animals’ cages for tips, or even going as far as selling the animals. The solution? Pressuring the government to approve the Egyptian Society of Animal Friends’ draft animal care and protection draft law, and sign the petition to shut down zoos in Egypt where animals continue to suffer, Cairo Scene, who have found the only moment to be noted here, suggests (runtime 1:29).

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