- Target: The Embassy of Egypt, 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW
- Sponsored by: The Captive Animals' Protection Society
Tourism to Egypt will certainly not be boosted by the slaying of an innocent animal but taking measures to prevent this action will show the world that these acts of sheer barbarity have no place in Egyptian society. We implore you to act and thank you for your attention.
News report - 25th May 2011 - DAQAHLYIA, Egypt: In an unusual move to revive Egyptian tourism, a young Egyptian man has announced he will fight an African lion.
Al-Sayed al-Essawy said he bought the lion, which weighs 280 kilograms (617lb), for 25,000 EGP (U.S. $4,200).
Al-Essawy, who lives in Daqahlyia governorate, has finished the iron cage and said he will train with the lion and will be prepared mentally to face the lion. He said this mental preparation takes more than five hours.
Al-Essawy said he will use an iron shield and dagger to defend himself but will kill the lion with his own hands. Full report here: http://english.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=340295
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