Previous Post
Here Are the 10 Dishes Egyptians Have Googled Most This Ramadan
Next Post
8 Charity Organizations Egyptians Have Searched for the Most This Ramadan on Google

Egyptian Woman Poisoned after Trying to Save Stray Dogs from Poison

The highly toxic, colourless alkaloid Strychnine is mainly used to kill small animals.

Facebook has been blowing up with reports of a highly toxic poison being used to kill stray dogs in Egypt. Strychnine is a highly toxic colourless pesticide used mainly for killing small birds and rodents and is known to cause severe muscle convulsions and eventually death when inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the eyes or mouth. Several recent reports indicate that Egyptian municipalities have been using Strychnine to kill stray dogs and even cats around Cairo, according to Daily News Egypt.

The use of the poison to kill animals has garnered widespread attention after a video was posted on Facebook showing an Egyptian woman allegedly poisoned with Strychnine after trying to protect the animals and stop their slaughter. The video shows the woman in uncontrollable convulsions and unable to breathe, both common effects of the poison as it affects the central nervous system. 

Animal rights activist Dina Zulfikar has been sharing updates on the woman's health, her condition, and subsequent recovery on her Facebook page, as well as raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of Strychnine poisoning. If you are concerned that someone may have been exposed to Strychnine, look out for the following symptoms:

  • Agitation
  • Apprehension or fear
  • Tendency to be easily startled
  • Restlessness
  • Painful muscle spasms possibly leading to fever and to kidney and liver injury
  • Uncontrollable arching of the neck and back
  • Rigid arms and legs
  • Jaw tightness
  • Muscle pain and soreness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dark urine
  • Initial consciousness and awareness of symptoms

Todays Events
Popsicles ft. Bakir & A.K @ Cairo Jazz Club
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
REWIND ft. Hashem @ The Tap West
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap West
Mazaher Ensemble (Zar) @  Makan
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Makan
Autostrad & Disco Misr @ CJC 610
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
Wave Jazz Band @ Nile Ritz
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 9:00pm - 12:0am
Venue: The Nile Ritz-Carlton
Pay One & Get One Free @ 24K
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: 24K Bar & Restaurant
Paper Trails II @ Gypsum Gallery
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Gypsum Gallery
Hula Hoop Labyrinth @ Gallery Misr
Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Venue: Gallery Misr