On Egypt's Pig Cull

Animal Person

I received an e-mail from the well-meaning Wendy at Compassion in World Farming (which I find an odd combination of words) regarding Egypt's pig cull and asking me to send my protest to the Egyptian Government. Do the people who are so upset about the pig cull in Egypt realize that the pig cull happens every day, all around the world? And what is happening to the pigs in Egypt is indeed sickening.

Egypt Begins Slaughtering Pigs to Avoid Swine Flu

Critter News

From the NY Times: Egypt has begun forcibly slaughtering the country’s pig herds as a precaution against swine flu, a move that the United Nations described as “a real mistake” and one that is prompting anger among the country’s pig farmers. The Egyptian government has begun slaughtering all of the pigs in the country.

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Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

Creature Talk

The pig you see here being dangled by the leg is still just a baby, and by now he is already dead and thrown away for absolutely no reason, as are the rest of the 300,000 pigs in Egypt. According to the New York Times, “Egypt ordered the pig slaughter even though there hasn’t been a single case of swine flu there and no evidence that pigs have spread the disease.&# Source: NY Times online.

Mad over Maltese

4 The Love Of Animals

Worshiped by the ancient Egyptians and believed to have curative properties the Maltese was fondly called ‘the comforter’ in ancient Egypt (for its warm and affectionate nature). Mad over Maltese. . These tiny fluff balls will make you laugh out loud and drive you crazy.

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Note to Those Wanting Promotion: Pay Attention

Animal Person

On Egypt's Pig Cull. We bloggers often get e-mails from individuals and organizations in search of promotion. And that's fine, as we all want to spread the news of fantastic work that needs support. Case in point: AnimalEquality. But there are two types of requests that are irksome to me: 1. People I hear from only when they want me to promote them, and I have never asked them to promote me (I'm terrible at that) nor have they ever done it of their own accord.