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There are two teenagers laughing. One holds what appears to be a 6-month-old kitten in his arms. Then, shockingly, he drops the kitten towards the ground, grabbing his leg as he tumbles toward the cement. In one swooping motion, the kitten is then tossed

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Beth S (330)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 7:48 pm
There are a few screams that continue to grow louder as the main thoroughfare approaches. They are not human, that much is clear.

I quickly move toward the sounds, expecting to find a few street cats battling over territory, but instead am shocked at what unfolds in front of me. There are two teenagers laughing. One holds what appears to be a 6-month-old kitten in his arms. Then, shockingly, he drops the kitten towards the ground, grabbing his leg as he tumbles toward the cement. In one swooping motion, the kitten is then tossed high into the air towards the friend, who luckily catches the young animal. The kitten’s screams of horror are unmistakable.

Thankfully, a few yells at the youngsters force them to put the little kitten onto ground and allows the little guy to scramble underneath a nearby car, where it appears his mother is waiting.

The incident is not abnormal for Egypt and how it treats its animal population. One Egyptian woman told me how she was walking downtown one evening and saw a middle-aged man kick a kitten into a wall, undoubtedly ending the young cat’s life.

“It was shocking and horrifying,” she told shortly after the incident.

But it is not only how Egyptians deal with street cats that is shocking. Working animals are dealt with as if they feel no pain. The Brooke Institute – a leading international organization that works with local workers to better the treatment of working animals – told how many Egyptians who employ donkeys or horses for labor do very little in terms of assisting them when they get old, are wounded, or fall ill.

Patricia Martin (19)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 7:50 pm

Horrible. What mass insensitivity to animals' pain. What kind of cruel mentality pervades in Egypt?


. (7)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 7:56 pm
In Egypt, as in other Islamic lands, cursed are the animals, cursed are the females, 90% of them are subjected to female genital mutilation, cursed are the Egyptian Christian Copts who are the most direct descendants of the TRUE ancient Egyptians, and who preceeded the Egyptian Muslim-Arab hordes that now control Egypt. The Coptic Christians used to be the majority and now they are being killed, kidnapped, burned and driven out.

Any living thing that is weak and need of protection, animals, females, Christians are especially vulnerable. Save the innocent.

People who do this to animals ought to....

bob m (32)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 8:20 pm

The land of darkness..

Stan B (123)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 8:50 pm
Many Egyptians seem to have an animal cruelty gene in their DNA. I've seen animal rights videos shot secretly in Egyptian abattoirs which turned my stomach.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 9:18 pm
Shocking - but Egypt is not the only country that is cruel to its is spread worldwide.

Beth S (330)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 9:39 pm

Jay S (116)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:18 am
People who can torment and kill little animals won't hesitate to do the same to human beings either. You're right Monica, serial killers and psychopaths all tortured animals as kids. They have no compassion. A society that doesn't protect these vulnerable beings only gives a green light to this kind of sick behavior. Sad.

Jay S (116)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:27 am
Ela V, yes, but in the 'developed world' there are laws against such cruelty and punishments which don't exist in places like this. It seems it is middle class values that are behind movements against animal cruelty, just as we are now seeing in China as its middle class grows, so does its moves to abolish cruelty to animals.

Gillian M (218)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:58 am
Ela, there is animal cruelty world wide but at least the more civilised countries prosecute where possible.

Peoples, such as the Egyptians, are Muslims whose religion calls for abuses towards women and children of both Muslim and non-Muslim peoples. They rape, murder, stone, hang etc people. Their treatment of animals during their version af ritual slaughter and during Eid is barbaric.

As we know that animal abusers are likely to go on to be murderers and abusers, it follows that Muslims, in this case Egyptians, would be animal abusers with no laws to protect the vulnerable.

Danuta W (1249)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:42 am

Tommy S (11)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:04 am
Wake up---that is the nature of the beast.
no traces of humanity, living their lives as automatons,insensitive and uncaring
As witnessed by islamic behavior worldwide


Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:40 am
Noted - my God, I would be willing to sacrifice my own life in return for You ridding the earth of these vile, savage and evil monsters so that your animals can live the lives they desperately need and deserve.

Christeen A (369)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:44 am
Noted with tears of sadness.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:58 am
I love animals but Egyptians don't even treat their children very well.

Frans B (582)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:02 am
noted.........sad, makes me VERY angry

paula eaton (30)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:33 am
Sickening abuse towards animals is worldwide. Poor innocent animals. Karma needs to act swifter than ever. The world is violent and there is barely any respect for life.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:45 am
If Islam claims to be the fulfillment of all other religions then perhaps they should take a look at the Old Testament to see how "god" wanted animals treated. They hold Moses and Abraham as prophets don't they? The Abrahamic law stipulates that animals were supposed to be well treated; apart from sacrifice of course. Of course animal and child abuse and the abuse and debasement of women are all too common in the human species. it's not just Muslims; it's everywhere. Humanity needs to evolve by modifying the chimp gene.

Jerry B (128)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:00 am
Noted terrible..thanks Beth!

Veronique L (209)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:17 am
Very sad

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:30 am
Noted. Thanks so much, Beth.

Beth S (330)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:00 am

While you are correct that it goes on elsewhere, there is another important distinction to be made.

And that is, in truly humanitarian, civilized societies, there are sociopaths who do this kind of thing IN PRIVATE.

In Egypt -- and it's important to remember that this article is written by an Arab Muslim -- the torture of animals goes on in PUBLIC and most of the people there find it FUNNY AND/OR TOLERATE IT.

This is a frightening indictment against the values of Egyptian society, and we need to take a stand against it.

michelle t (41)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:56 pm
Kill these animal abusing bastards

Elvira S (82)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:14 pm
Cruelty and oppression of the weaker in a society based on religious ideologies is the most insidious and most dangerous. It breaks down the the structure of civilization and leaves all life forms exposed to the whims of religious bullies. It is all about power. Hitler's regime was one such example, where bullies deemed parts of society as inferior and gave themselves licence to unspeakable atrocities. In Egypt and other Islamic countries the very same thing goes on, however those bullies in power are using God as their evil facilitator. Makes me think that he'll really is on earth and God is does not exist.

Vladimir Tarlo (50)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:14 pm
Such kind of sadism is very often in Islamic Countries.

Elvira S (82)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:18 pm
I meant to say : "hell is really on earth"', darn that auto correct. To add to my previous comment, my heart goes out to the women, children and the millions of voiceless animals that suffer under Islam. I would think if there was a God, he/she would protect those who cry out in pain.

Vicky P (476)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:32 pm
seems like the same old commenters come out and spit their poison, I've been there, Gloria, there are good parents and bad parents just like America, and just like America there are abuse cases with animals as well, get a f-ing grip and stop your bigotry. The last statement is to everyone who is going off about Islam and Egypt not just Gloria.

m B (69)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:41 pm
Noted with tears in my eyes! Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth M (235)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:08 pm
How disgusting

Jan Garen (86)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:09 pm
I really believe that there are a huge percentage of useless waste of space ******** who should never have been born. They pollute the planet by breathing. Every day some nightmare depravity unfolds and nothing changes.

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:10 pm
I hope in their evolvement toward a democracy that they implement laws to protect the innocent and voiceless.

Linda P (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:04 pm
This is so horrible and what kind of monsters will these kids turn into, No one should ever get away with cruelty and torture to animals. A very bad message is sent and violence then continues with animals and then on to people. I don't know what has happened in the world, but there is too much violence and the people that do it must ALWAYS be held accountable and not get just a slap on the hand. The laws need to get tougher and make people responsible for their actions.

Christine S (134)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:09 pm
Heart breaking.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:42 pm
Noted! And so incredibly hard to believe that a country that once revered the cat at one time, has as all countries, grown cold and heartless towards God's lesser creatures...Simply another indicator that we are nearing the end!

Gloria H (88)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:43 pm
I thought we were seeing something from Cairo Ohio. It's not just Egypt as someone has posted. It is a universal bullying of animals. Mostly from males. gee...wonder why? It may be the male cultures, but where are the mothers of these little monsters? Must be something in the breast milk that makes humans so nasty.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:12 pm
Good point about cat worship Elaine. How low has Egypt gone since its glory days? I pray for the animals around the world, and the children, who are suffering needlessly.

carol k (17)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:34 pm
muslims Asiana are the worst for those who do not care for the value of a life and soul. I think humans are becoming increasingly wicked. I pray God's wrath and Justice bring Judgment!

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:02 pm
Shared on Facebook.

Kay M (347)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:08 pm

Janet R (38)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:09 pm
Humans disgust me.

Mike Kelly (114)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:12 pm
Sad. Cats were sacred in ancient Egypt. Cats were worshipped for their aloofness and serenity. The cats didn't change over the centuries, the humans did.

Abolish hate.

Original sin is Man separating his tiny ego from the Garden. Let go. The many are One.

janet f (29)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:26 pm
The arabs are not known for their compassion towards people, let alone other species. I don't care how loudly they cry that islam is a faith of compassion. Their cations speak volumes louder than any of their words. A disgusting culture.

Marie W (67)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:46 pm
Disgusting and so cultural. This is one of the reasons I have no respect for Islamic cultures. They embrace this.

Nancy Black (308)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:50 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared. Unbelievable; these people are twisted and there society must be barbaric. They have no respect for life. Somehow they need education and be taught a bit of empathy.When children do this, they generally grow up to be murderers and not fit into society. God knows what the murder rate must be in Egypt.

Michelle S (462)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:33 pm
I HAVE been taking a stand against this!!!! I spearheaded a major campaign here several years ago against Al-Sayed Asaweh, the stone-cold Egyptian lunatic who attempted to "fight" an innocent caged lion "to the death" to prove a "point" about Muslim strength and superiority in the Middle Eastern world! Have we all forgotten!? I have NOT!!!!

I also sent out mass emails when Egypt first began falling apart politically begging for money for starving camels and horses at the temples of Giza who, for lack of tourist dollars, were...and still are....losing their lives!!! Have we all forgotten? I have NOT!!!!

Not long ago, I sent out mass emailing posts of the animals in the zoos of Egypt who are being starved to death and exploited in the most horrific of ways by zoo administrators and guards, who starve the animals nearly to death to zoo patrons will "pay" to feed them! A lioness has already starved to death.....God knows how many others are suffering and dying as I type! Have we all forgotten? I have NOT!!!!

Several months ago, I sent out mass posts of the horrific torture of dogs and donkeys at the Cairo school of veterinary medicine begging for signatures against the cruelty and barbarism!!! Donkeys were forced fed with unknown substances, strewn dead inside a chemical lab! A baby donkey was shocked to death on video tape! Dogs were, legs tied, experimented on while still live, no anesthesia, then thrown out of two and three story windows! Have we all forgotten? I have NOT!!!!

Cruelty knows no borders! Muslim, Christian, Pagan, Agnostic, Non-believer.....CRUELTY IS CRUELTY. BARBARISM IS BARBARISM.


Beth S (330)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:15 pm
Thank you so much, Michelle, for all the things you've been doing to try to correct this horrible situation. Please put the names and addresses, if you would, of some of the animal welfare societies in Egypt here.

I am so grateful for your activism, and I know others are, too.

Harshita Sharma (137)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:35 am
noted :((

Anna Undebeck (256)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:43 am
Disgusting and so damn heartbreaking :(

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:59 am
First and Foremost I am a Buddhist and therefore have no particular reason to start defending Muslim views and /or ethics when it comes to animal welfare.

That said, having read so many caustic viewpoints on the Large egyptian Muslim "ideals" on animal welfare, I thought it best to let everyone know that Islam does NOT condone acts of cruelty to animals and rather condemns it!.

Inhumane, despicable cruelty has absolutely nothing to do with Religion, race, Nationality, Creed or Colour but rather on specific individuals and/or certain sections of ANY given society. More pointedly the frame of mind and mentality that has been ingrained ever since birth. To exact my point further please see Islamic views on animals. Whilst the Islamic faith does condone the killing of animals for food and seeking animals out to make a living, it MUST be stressed that Animal Cruelty is Strictly Forbidden and is a major SIN.

Islam and animals

There is not an animal on earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you...

Qur'an 6:38

Muslims believe that:

all living creatures were made by Allah
Allah loves all animals
animals exist for the benefit of human beings
animals must be treated with kindness and compassion

Muslims are instructed to avoid:

treating animals cruelly
over-working or over-loading animals
neglecting animals
hunting animals for sport
hunting for food is permitted if the animals are killed humanely
cutting the mane or tail of a horse
animal fighting as a sport
factory farming

Using animals is permitted

The Qur'an explicitly states that animals can be used for human benefit.

It is God who provided for you all manner of livestock, that you may ride on some of them and from some you may derive your food. And other uses in them for you to satisfy your heart's desires. It is on them, as on ships, that you make your journeys.

Qur'an 40:79-80

Muhammad and animals

There are many stories and sayings of the Prophet that demonstrate his concern for the welfare of animals.

Once someone travelling with the Prophet took some eggs from a nest, causing the mother bird great grief. The Prophet saw this and told the man to return the eggs.

When the Prophet was asked if Allah rewarded acts of charity to animals, he replied: "Yes, there is a reward for acts of charity to every beast alive."

The Prophet said "Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment." The Prophet explained that a killing would be for a just cause if it was for food.


Angela Gottschalk (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:05 am
Dianne H.....very interesting and would be great if all believers followes the precepts of their religion....if only !!!!

Lenicka R (60)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:47 am
Thanks Beth

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:48 am
What goes around comes around, nothing gets away from God!!

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:20 am
Breaks my heart. I pray for the animals daily and ask for many curses to those that abuse and abandon animals.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:59 am
Sadly noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:25 am
"If you have men who will exclude any of G*d's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men". Not to mention the suffering of the voiceless innocents! No wonder this world of ours sucks!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:47 am
S & N! And will do so until this horror ends!

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:50 am
Horrible :0:0 :0 !!! Noted Beth :0...

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:08 pm

Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:46 pm
Thanks for the quotes Dianne H, but this one I find very open to interpretation "And other uses in them for you to satisfy your heart's desires. It is on them, as on ships, that you make your journeys." that quote certainly bothers me. And also why do they scarifice so many animals in the name of Muhammad at Id?

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:16 pm
May any person who abuses an animal hell.........

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:51 pm
What the hell! Sick people.... If I should call them "people", shame on them!!

sharon stringer (10)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:43 pm
Everbody here has their voice heard, and opinions made about this absolute brutality towards animals but surely is there is something we the masses can do?? to help these poor innocent animals ???? is there no welfare system in place?, no shelters, is there no way that Care2 members can help here to stop this atrocity???As one lady here said Egypt once adored the cat as a God,my times have changed for the worst.

Beth S (330)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 8:53 pm
The Arab Egyptians of today are not the same ancient Egyptians that once worshiped the cat. After Muhammad came a horde of Arabs in the 1400s (A.D.) into Egypt with Arab and Muslim values. These do not mesh with the ancient Egyptians, and is in great part why Salafists in Egypt today (again not descendants of ancient Egyptians) want to get rid of the pyramids, the Sphinx and so on.
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