Protests have been held at Egyptian club Al Ahly and more are scheduled following the reported poisoning of a number of stray cats near their premises.
Animal welfare societies, the Egyptian Federation for Animal Welfare and a number of activists plan to protest next Friday in front of Al-Ahly Club over the club’s alleged poisoning of 100 stray cats.
Mona Khalil, co-founder of the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA), has filed an official complaint against Al-Ahly Club’s management, said chairman of the Egyptian Society for Animal Friends Ahmed al-Sherbiny.
Al-Ahly Club member Isis Bahgat has also filed a claim against the club’s management over the incident, al-Sherbiny added.
The complaints called for punishing the club’s management in accordance with Article 357 of the Penal Code which criminalizes killing animals.
The club’s justification for the mass poisoning [that] the cats were supposedly disturbing restaurant clients is unreasonable and is criminalized by Islamic Shariaa law, he added.