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Surveillance Cameras Installed After Animal Abuse at Cairo’s Birqash Camel Market

Surveillance Cameras Installed After Animal Abuse at Cairo’s Birqash Camel Market

Source: PETA Asia

Governer of Giza Ahmed Rashed announced on Thursday that the governorate will implement a number of measures to tighten control over Cairo’s Birqash Camel Market and ensure that camels are not attacked or dealt with violently. These measures include the installation of a surveillance system around the market, Al Masry Al Youm reports.

Rashed revealed that cameras have already been installed in 34 barns, which will be periodically monitored by designated officials from a main control unit.

The governor added that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate is working to raise the efficiency of the veterinary unit within the market to supervise the treatment of any sick animals received, stressing that it is also organizing seminars to bring awareness to traders on how to deal with animals in addition to putting up posters to show the correct methods of dealing.

In April, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) revealed that camels were beaten and mistreated in a number of Egypt’s touristic attractions. At the Birqash Camel Market, men and children were seen beating screaming camels with sticks. Many of the animals’ faces were bloody, and one camel foamed at the mouth.

After seeing video footage of these incidents, Egypt’s security forces announced earlier this month that three men had been arrested in the wake of the incident.

Abusing working animals in Egypt violates Article 45 of the country’s constitution, which states, “the state shall protect … those under the threat of extinction or danger, guarantee humane treatment of animals.”

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