Football star Mo Salah has protested against a project by his country, Egypt, which aims to export stray animals abroad. The Liverpool striker fears they will be consumed.
“Cats and dogs will not be exported anywhere, it will not happen and cannot happen,” he tweeted, along with images of his Siamese pet cats. He has reacted angrily to this decision, and many of them have asked that this practice cease. Cats and stray dogs are widespread in the Egyptian streets.
The quarrel began after the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture approved last week the export of about 4,000 dogs and cats abroad. Last Wednesday, the private newspaper Egyptian al-Masry al-Youm said the ministry had started issuing health certificates. To begin the process of exporting about 2,400 cats and 1,600 dogs. A day later, a ministry spokesman said on Egyptian TV station ‘TenTV’ that the animals had been vaccinated against diseases. And would be airlifted in accordance with legal procedures.
The authorities did not explain in which countries they were sent, nor for what purpose. The Egyptian attacker Salah, enjoys great popularity in his country of origin. And in the Middle East region, entered the debate Tuesday, tweeting with the hashtag “no to animal rights violations”.