Pets Abandoned As Americans Leave Egypt

According to a PETA official, the U.S. State Department is evacuating American citizens from the political uprising in Egypt, but has told the evacuees they are not allowed to bring their pets with them.

 

Bruce Friedrich, Vice President for Policy with PETA released a story on Friday asking Americans to contact the Department of State’s Egyptian Task Force to urge them to reconsider their policy about making U.S. nationals leave behind their companion animals in Egypt.

 

Friedrich reported the policy is leaving the evacuees with an “impossible choice: leave their beloved companions behind to face certain death, or risk their own lives by remaining in Egypt in order to stay with their animals.”

 

Friedrich also expressed his disappointment with the U.S. government for not learning from our mistake in making people leave their pets during Hurricane Katrina.  Many of those animals died during the storm while hundreds of others were stranded for days without food, water or shelter.

 

“Hurricane Katrina taught us the fatal consequences of barring evacuees from taking their animals with them,” said PETA V.P. Daphna Nachminovitch“No one should be forced to choose between personal safety and the lives of beloved companions.”

 

The dogs and cats being left behind now in Egypt face even greater dangers than the Katrina animals because there is almost no likelihood they will ever be reunited with their owners.

 

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753 comments

Joergen Larsen
Joergen Larsen4 years ago

This is expecially inmportant when evacuating people from places like Egypt - or ANY MUSLIM countries - dogs are considered "unclean" animals and will be killed - often in very inhumane ways. Just look at what the muslims are doing in Spain, Europe, where they are posioning dogs on a large scale. See article below.
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100541798/2980155
Muhammad commanded that dogs, especially black ones be killed, and the growing Muslim population in Spain are poisoning dogs in compliance. Please help make people aware of this to stop this slaughter.

Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago

It is so sad to leave a beloved pet behind.

jessica w.
jessica w.5 years ago

this is really difficult. maybe they can only save so many people, i am not sure. you do the best you can in serious coniditions.

Stacey S.
Stacey S.5 years ago

what a cruel government we have!

beverly gannon
beverly gannon5 years ago

ythis is so sad and heartbreaking those poor anials dont no wots going on and they weill just starve and be left to die. Its not fair and so cruel.

Linda B.
Linda J.5 years ago

I would stay with my pet no matter what!

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton5 years ago

These people should be allowed to leave with their pets. What is wrong with people? Some people love their pets more than their family. What is wrong with us a human beings?

Lisa Morris
Lisa Morris5 years ago

They are already suffering mental anguish & then they
arn't even able to seek comfort with there animal family,
How much more suffering is going to be inflickted alround?

Krasimira B.
Krasimira B.5 years ago

Very sad...

Michelle Sibinovic
Michelle S.5 years ago

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE IS TAKING DONATIONS NOW TO HELP SAVE THE REMAINING 430 HORSES THAT HAVE NOT YET STARVED TO DEATH! PLEASE HELP.....$10, $15, $20 GOES A LONG WAY IN COUNTRIES LIKE EGYPT! IF YOU CAN, PLEASE SEND A LOVING DONATION THAT SAYS "COMPASSION KNOWS NO BORDERS; WE CARE ABOUT YOU!" THANKS!