Thursday 8 of December, 2022
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Egyptian MP Calls for Specialised Disposal Sites for Dead Animals

It's not just inhumane to throw a dead animal on the side of the road, it's also unhygienic and spreads diseases.

Staff Writer

Egyptian MP and member of the Energy and Environment Committee of the House of Representatives, Tadros Kaldas, has called for Environment Minister, Yasmine Fouad, to establish disposal sites for dead animals across the governorates, according to Egypt Independent.

According to the MP, he number of disposal sites in Cairo and Alexandria are so few, that many dispose deceased animals by either throwing them into irrigation ditches or by leaving them on the side of roads, leading to the spread of diseases. He also explained that burying animals in agriculture or non-agriculture soil has great benefits as the carcasses serve as fertiliser.

Kaldas is calling for authorisation from any specialised animal welfare association to help establish and license disposal sites, and that the government should start giving fines to anyone violating proper protocols for the disposal of dead animals in a way that is hazardous to people and the environment.

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