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Fools’ Culture: Walk against animal cruelty

Mahmoud and Bertha enjoyed a leisurely walk around Dokki

Photo by Mohamed Omar
Photo by Mohamed Omar


In an effort to curb the rising occurrences of cruelty against animals, Giza Governorate called upon its inhabitants to take their pets for a walk.

While in the morning only a few people could be spotted walking their dogs and a cat or two, by afternoon, the streets teemed with sheep, goats and the occasional guinea pig.

When asked what prompted him to join the initiative, Mahmoud, a fictitious name to preserve his privacy, said: “At first I thought it was absurd, but when I saw my neighbour taking his chickens out, I felt compelled to take Bertha for a stroll too. We had a great time.”

By 3.42pm, traffic had come to a complete standstill in Dokki, Agouza and KitKat because of the flocks of livestock that were gambolling around the streets.

“Droppings and traffic jams notwithstanding, today was a resounding success,” the governorate’s spokesperson said. “We will continue our efforts to raise awareness and future events will include Swim with your Fish, Bray like your Donkey and an animal/owner lookalike contest.”

Additional reporting by our April Fools’ team

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