Egyptian Pig Killings: 20/05 Update From CIWF




Poster – CIWF

As each hour passes more pigs are being rounded up and killed.

Philip Lymbery, Compassion’s CEO describes the scenes from Egypt:

“Hundreds of pigs are dragged from their smallholder pens and dumped live and fully conscious into a huge dumper truck. Fighting to breathe, the animals writhe on top of each other. From a distance, the scene almost looks like a tin of maggots. Come closer, and the true horror is clear. The animals are then driven to mass graves where they are covered in caustic chemicals before being buried. Media reports tell of the pigs screaming at the pain of the chemicals for half hour or more before they are dead. This is the intended fate of all of Egypt’s 400,000 pigs.”

So far, 1253 people have joined us in calling for this cruelty to stop but we need thousands more for our concern and anger to be heard. If you can, please use this form to forward this action on to friends, family and colleagues and ask them to lend their voices too.

The true horror of the situation is shown in this film. Please be warned this is DEEPLY DISTURBING footage.

We have just a few days to mobilise public opinion and stop this cruelty.

Compassion is calling on its animal welfare allies from around the world to bring this slaughter to an end. Please ask your friends to join us in our urgent action to end this suffering now.

If you would prefer to email people without using our form the link to send on is:

What have we done so far?

  • Yesterday, Compassion’s Philip Lymbery and Joyce D’Silva handed in a strongly worded letter and film to the Egyptian Embassy in London. They also met with Barry O’Neil, President of the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) to lobby him to urgently intervene in Egypt.
  • We have asked our 37 European partners and our international contacts to lobby their Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs). The CVOs are members of the OIE and will be attending the General Assembly meeting of the OIE in Paris next week.
  • Compassion in World Farming joins the Egyptian Society of Animal Friends (ESAF) to strongly urge the Egyptian Government to end this horrific killing immediately and we offer ESAF our full support in the campaign for humane treatment of Egypt’s pigs.
  • Compassion in World Farming is working together with its partners at RSPCA and WSPA to strengthen the call to end the dreadful suffering taking place in Egypt right now. All three organisations are using all our collective influence to persuade both the Egyptian authorities and the OIE to halt the brutal killing of these animals, and to ensure that they can be assured of a humane future.

Thank you for all your help.