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Herd of ‘Camels’ Protest Against Animal Abuse in Egypt 

Over a dozen PETA Asia supporters wearing giant camel masks brandished signs outside the Egyptian embassy in Manila proclaiming, “Ban cruel animal rides now!” to urge the Egyptian government to prohibit the use of horses and camels for transporting tourists at the pyramids of Giza. 

Newly released footage from PETA Asia shows that camels used for tourist rides are routinely beaten and bound at Egypt’s notorious Birqash Camel Market, and the group has shared multiple videos of the abuse with the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The ministry previously pledged to ban the use of horses at tourist sites and replace them with electric carts, but it has failed to keep its promise.

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