Target: Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt
Goal: End the killing of stray cats and dogs in Egypt
Thousands of stray cats and dogs are killed every day in Egypt. They are shot in the streets or poisoned. Animal rights group insist that another alternative is available. They suggest the Trap-Neuter-Release method, which saves current strays from death and prevents the proliferation of future strays.
Many groups in the US and throughout the world use the Trap-Neuter-Release method and attest to its effectiveness. In fact, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, one of the largest animals rights groups of its kind, calls TNR “the only proven humane and effective method to manage feral cat colonies.” Egypt’s domestic groups agree, including the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt and the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals. It is a sustainable way to decrease the size of stray animal populations without practicing wonton cruelty. Killing the animals outright, in fact, is far less effective at curbing population increase than simply neutering or spaying the animals and letting them live.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Ask Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to end this streak of cruelty to animals and stop the killing of strays in Egyt.
Dear Mr. Morsi,
Currently, the Egyptian government kills stray cats and dogs in the streets using guns and poison. This method of irradicating stray animal populations is ineffective, inefficient, and inhumane. Animal rights groups throughout the world urge the Trap-Neuter-Release method, in which strays are spaid or neutered to prevent the proliferation of feral colonies, rather than killed outright. Research shows that this method is much more effective in curbing explosive stray populations than wonton killing. It is also less violent and less toxic for the community.
In proving yourself as a leader who cares about human rights, please also consider the rights of animals in your legislation. Please join growing organizations like the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt (SPARE) and the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA), both of which seek to end animal cruelty and animal abuse. You can start by ending the killing of stray cats and dogs on Egypt’s streets.
[Your Name Here]
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