Society for Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt

Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt, or S.P.A.R.E., is a non-profit animal welfare organization founded by Amina Abaza in 2001. It is the first animal welfare organization in Egypt to address the situation of all animals, including dogs, cats, and donkeys. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt
FounderAmina Tharwat Abaza
Dina Zulfikar
TypeNonprofit organization
FocusAnimal welfare


S.P.A.R.E.'s greatest goal and challenge is to eliminate the cruel mentality which allows people to abuse animals. By raising public awareness about animal welfare in Egypt, SPARE works continuously to convince Egyptians that compassion towards animals is not a luxury, it's a must.

In addition to providing kennels, clinics, and spay and neuter operations, SPARE acts as an animal advocacy organization. It has undertaken causes such as improving conditions at the Cairo zoo, fighting the growth of "private zoos" in Egypt, and improving government standards relating to Egyptian slaughterhouses.[10]

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  1. ^ About S.P.A.R.E.,, accessed December 9, 2012
  2. ^ Animal rights activists up for action against animal abuse in Egyptian university, Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, May 1, 2012
  3. ^ Students accuse veterinary school of animal cruelty, Egypt Independent, May 3, 2012
  4. ^ Animal rights movement starting to stir in Egypt, The National, November 24, 2008
  5. ^ Egypt animal welfare group condemns reopening of live trade, Animals Australia, December 19, 2006
  6. ^ SPARE a thought: the inspiring story behind Egypt’s first animal charity, Animals Australia,
  7. ^ The (awful) truthabout cats and dogs, Al-Ahram Weekly, October 2011
  8. ^ School visits to SPARE celebrating and raising awareness about Animals Archived 2012-10-16 at the Wayback Machine,
  9. ^ One heart or none at all: Interview with an activist on animal abuse in Egypt, Your Middle East, May 29, 2012
  10. ^ a b Animal Jobs Direct (2009). Working with Animals, p. 99. Animal Jobs Direct.

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