Governor of Hurghada, Minister of Tourism

Hurghada is a growing tourist town at the Red Sea in Egypt. The city has a lot of stray dogs and cats. The government and private people try to get red of them by dropping toxic baits on the street. This is very dangerous for humans as well.

Hurghadas boarder is on three sides desert and on one side we have got the sea. The problem is easily to get under control by sterilisation and castration of this animals. Poisoning them makes the problem worse. This procedure doesn’t cause the minimizing of stray dogs and cats. It is pushing this problem to the top as it is proved in worldwide examinations. This decrease of animals is causing more stray puppies or kittens for the next born generation because of increasing the food for the animals that survive.

The problem will be double within one year and sterilization and castration is the only possibility to get red of this problem futurewise. The financial costs therefore haven’t to be carried by the government. There are enough volunteer organizations that are offering this service for free. It just needs the approbation of the government.

We, the undersigned ask the governor of Hurghada to stop the poisoning of stray dogs and cats by using toxic baits. This baits are a very high risk for the citizens. Strychnin or even a stronger poison is used for this toxic baits on the streets!

Methomyl pure is declared as an insect poison but it is a contact poison as well and often used in pure form or a mix for this baits. We feel this is a invasion of privacy for us, our children and our private pets.

We don’t feel safe to leave our houses and to know there can be toxic baits containing Strychnin or even more toxic ingredients everywhere on the street. Poison is easy to get with underhand deals. This is like an invitation for terroristic activities as well.

We, the local and foreign citizens and the tourists that like to visit Hurghada are asking the governor to stop that and to discipline those that are acting against this order. Allow volunteer organisations to act with sterilisation and castration. We all want to feel safe again.

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The Protest against toxic baits used on the streets in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt petition to Governor of Hurghada, Minister of Tourism was written by Susanne Dominkovits and is in the category Government at GoPetition.

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