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Posted: Friday 26 June, 2009

by Dan at 11:00am in Pigs 1 comment Add your own

We were due to go to Egypt on holiday in October. We'd booked into a plush hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and were looking forward to a week of pampering, sun, sea and good food.

Then the Egyptian government responded to the outbreak of H1N1 in the worst possible way, ordering the completely unnecessary destruction of over 300,000 pigs, and carried it out in the worst possible away, inflicting unbelievable suffering on these animals.

So we cancelled our holiday to Egypt, rebooked for Kefalonia, and donated some of the money we saved to Compassion in World Farming who are presuring the Egyptian government to introduce animal welfare legislation.

I've written more about this over on my other blog, which includes some video of the barbaric cull.

If you feel strongly about this please visit the Compassion in World Farming website, and read about their campaign.

Comments

JUlie Delaney

Saturday 11 July, 2009 at 11:45am

WELL DONE - I really love it when people stand uo to what they believe- it is horrendours what they did to those poor pigs.

Enjoy Kefalonia and have a great time - I haven't been abroad to the sun for 12 years - too many animals now!

Egypt is a dodgy place to visit anyhow, the amount of shots you need and tablets you have to take is crazy, and when I went we could only drink warm coke in cans becuase the water had typhoid. Nearly got shot for standing on a blade of grass at the Cairo Museum. There are some great books that will have better photo's of the pyramids and treasures than you can ever take yourself, and quite frankly it was too bloody hot to enjoy yourself there when I went.

GOOD GOOD DECISION - WELL DONE

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