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The Egyptian zoos

Dear Madam or Sir,

This link shows pictures of starving malnutritioned animals in the Egyptian zoos:

Kafr El-Shaikh zoo: Antar is one of the most abused lions. His guard keeps terrifying him. His mate Abla keeps looking after him and tries her best to soothe him. Also in the same zoo is a female tiger named Samar. Samar is malnourished and looks distraught. She is skin and bones. She is fed with a metal rod, which has a little piece of meat on the end of it - but only when the guard is paid to feed her.

Fayoum : In Fayoum zoo they have 6 wolves. These wolves were brought to the zoo by people to keep control of reproduction and are confined in a tiny space. They attack each other constantly causing severe injuries. They have open gaping wounds. Some even have severe hair loss.

Those are only a few of the horrifying things that are happening today and every day to these poor helpless animals. They have no voice ā€“ yet, every day they are being tortured. Imagine the pain and horror they suffer every minute of every day. Please, ask the Egyptian President to take a stand and to stop this abuse. These animals need a voice. Please, be their voice and help. I plead and urge you to help the animals at the Egyptiona zoos, who are starving and undergoing torture day after day . The Camels, the Tigers, the Lions, the Wolves...

Please, help these defenseless animals find hope and take away their pain, you have the the power - thank you for caring!

With sincere regards from Germany
Juanita-Natalie Offord
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  • Mim (Official Rep) July 25, 2012 14:13
    Dear Juanita-Natalie,
    Thank you for contacting us about this issue, we appreciate your concern.

    The focus of WWF's work is on environmental and species conservation, rather than cruelty towards animals. In this case, we suggest you contact organisations which specifically target cruelty issues.

    These include:

    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) -
    World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) -
    American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -
    RSPCA (UK) -
    RSPCA (Australia) -
    Animal welfare organizations in Europe -

    The Born Free Foundation in the UK welcomes all reports of animal suffering for captive wild animals including zoos -

    You could also contact your local WWF office who may be able to provide more information about other local organisations that could help.

    The contact details of all our offices around the world are available at:

    Wishing you all the best,
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