URGENT ALERT! ACTION AGAINST THIS LUNATIC STILL NEEDED! FORWARD AND SHARE! Q&A With Egypt's Gladiator: Fight With Lion Still on!
Michelle - 17 minutes ago - almasryalyoum.com
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this lunatic is still planning to fight a lion in the name of tourism for egypt. he is a sick, distubed monster who needs to be stopped immediately. here is a link to his latest interview with his intent to fight the lion in a private location.
please stop this insanity. i would never visit any country that allows such displays of cruelty to animals.
the greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. Gandhi.
Signed.. If this happens, I hope the lion wins.
Dear Friends: This is the follow up letter I just sent to Egyptian authorities/embassies regarding the plans of this lunatic. Please feel free to send it as is or modify and send; but please follow up with me!
We cannot let up pressure on the authorities to shut down this mad man! TY Michelle >^..^<
I speak on behalf of thousands of citizens worldwide when I express my outrage over the plans Al-Sayed al-Essawy to take his lion "fighting" underground to a "secret location." In an interview given a week ago (cited below), al-Essawy claimed that he will engage the lion in a "battle" in which he will "defeat" the caged animal with a series of "life or death" kicks and blows, after which he will
throw the Israeli flag over the lion and place his foot on top of it. All of this will symbolize, according to him, the power of Arab youth over Israel and America. What originally was a plan to increase "tourism" to Egypt has now become an international event in which a deranged individual with mental problems will use a vulnerable, caged endangered species to prove a political point. Is this Egyptian democracy in action? Why is this individual, who admits to "punching" and "kicking" dogs, teaching young children to chew glass and who believes he has the ability to "jump tall buildings" even free to walk your streets?
Al-Sayed al Essawy's scheme to bring harm to this creature is egregious in it's own right. That he should now be planning to break not only Egyptian animal welfare law, but international animal welfare law despite a notable global outcry and alleged intervention by Egyptian authorities is absolutely preposterous. Might I also add that Egypt is over 90% Muslim. The Qur'an strictly prohibits animal cruelty in any form. The Prophet Muhammad states that animal cruelty is a damnable offense in the eyes of Allah, punishable by hell, and that kindness to animals shall be rewarded. Clearly, this individual has neither the common sense nor the mental fortitude to even consider the spiritual or ethical implications of his actions. In fact, so intent is this delusional character on battling a caged lion that If thwarted in Egypt, he plans to take his "act" to other locations where his so-called "talents" will be appreciated. Interpol should be notified and his every action monitored by Egyptian police.
That al-Essawy does not have direct possession of a lion is of no consequence. Egypt's black market exotic animal trade is thriving and this madman will have no trouble getting his hands on one when the time comes. His cage is built and he has already begun courting "journalists" to witness and record the "fight." It is the duty of Egyptian ministers and authorities to see to it that this individual is re-arrested on conspiracy to harm/kill an endangered species, given a strict mental evaluation, and placed in protective custody so he cannot harm a single living creature....animal or otherwise....so long as he lives. The world is watching and waiting for Egypt to take a stand against extremists like al-Essawy, who stand to threaten not only the lives of innocent beings, but Egypt's new social and democratic values. You MUST intervene NOW!
thanks for the post