Activists protest against killing of 6 puppies in Alexandria
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CAIRO: Animal rights’ activists organized a protest May 11 in Cleopatra, Alexandria, in front of a person accused of killing six puppies in the street, Youm7 reported.

“The puppies did not harm anybody and everybody used to give them food. A heartless person brought a piece of wood full of metal nails and fatally hit the puppies, in front of the mother he left alive,” a resident of the area said.

“I filed a police report no. 6565 for 2015 against the killer, and I carried the grieved mother to Cairo to be taken care of by the society,” Sherien Mahmoud, a representative for Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA,) told Youm7.

Mahmoud added that the mother dog was named after the street her puppies died in, Cleopatra.

In February 2015, a video of a dog named “Max” being stabbed to death went viral, and the owner spoke on television claiming his dog had defended him. After an investigation was opened into the case       authorities found that the owner had tried to use his dog to as protection during a robbery attempt, and bargained the dog’s life after he was caught. The three who killed the dog as well as the owner were sentenced to prison, although the owner remains at large.

Earlier in August, pictures of a furless bony dog brutally killed also received backlash from Egyptians on social networks. It was killed with batons in one of Cairo’s most expensive gated communities, Madinaty.

In Jan. 2013, about 1,757 stray dogs and 518 stray cats were killed when a campaign was organized against stray animals in Suez, according to the Occupy for Animals organization.

Stray dogs and cats in Egypt are numerous, especially in Cairo, but are not typically mistreated or attacked by residents. According to the Islamic Hadith, one of the companions of the Prophet Mohamed, Abd ash-Shams, even became known as Abu Hurairah (Father of the Kitten) because he kept and cared for a pet cat.

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  1. Hassam
    May 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    wild dogs r dangerous, attack children & spread fatal disease. People are desperate. I disagree with cruel methods but In Islamic law cats are OK, not dogs.

    • Shaima
      May 14, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Hassan, where did you get that dogs are dangerous and spread disease? And who said that in Islam cats are alright and dogs are not?

    • Shaima
      May 14, 2015 at 10:43 am

      How about Al-Bukhari? Did you know that dogs would go into the mosque and they were not chased out in Al-Madina?

    • Shaima
      May 14, 2015 at 10:43 am

      For your information, Al-Imam Malek, one of the four Imams and who has a school of thought says dogs are alright, and that their saliva is like that of a cat when it comes to wudu2.

    • Shaima
      May 14, 2015 at 10:44 am

      As for the “problem” of street animals, it’s simple. To reduce their numbers there should be campaigns to neuter and release them once again.

  2. Davina Ray
    May 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Islam doesn’t believe in neutering animals; If it is “haram” to neuter animals because Allah said they have to reproduce, then please explain what is the solution….

  3. Davina Ray
    May 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Please read about “psychopaths”…these are people in society who live with us…and they are hidden. They are more dangerous than street dogs !!!

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