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October 22, 2020 - PETA UK

Animal Rights, Not Rides! PETA Campaign Saves Horses, Camels, and Donkeys at Giza Pyramids

Animal Rights, Not Rides! PETA Campaign Saves Horses, Camels, and Donkeys at Giza Pyramids
Enslaved camel at the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt© Photabulous!

Fantastic news for horses, camels, and donkeys! Egypt’s tourism ministry has announced plans to ban camel, horse, and donkey rides at Giza around the pyramids and in the archaeological areas.

Instead, tourists will have access to electric cars and buses, as recommended by PETA. This announcement is a huge victory for all the camels, horses, and donkeys who are forced to haul visitors on their backs or in carriages at Egypt’s top tourist sites, in the blistering heat, without food, water, or shade.

This victory comes after more than a year of pressure from PETA and our affiliates, including our exposé revealing egregious animal abuse, which prompted nearly half a million compassionate supporters to send letters to Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. PETA Asia representatives also met with government officials to discuss ending this abuse by banning the use of animals at these sites.

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