OCCUPY FOR ANIMALS:
“A picture showing eight donkeys lying lifeless on the floor of what looked like a study room, had been posted yesterday, September 5, on the wall of a Facebook-page run by veterinary students of Egypt. Although the picture had been deleted shortly after being posted, activists managed to save it and to send it to us.
According to Noor Diab, SPARE’s General Manger, some comments suggested the picture had been taken at Mansoura University, and some said maybe at the Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine in Cairo.
While we could only guess what could have happened to these eight donkeys, the facts became quite clear a few hours later when students and ex-students of both Mansoura and Cairo University commented on one of the pictures that we had posted, and confirmed what we had feared.
The students and ex-students have confirmed that this picture had been taken at Mansoura University. They have also confirmed that 6 to 8 donkeys are being killed each year in this very cruel way as a mean of education.
According to some students, or ex-students, donkeys have Formalin injected directly into their veins - while alive - and have their neck cut when they are almost dead, to reserve their bodies for anatomy class. The donkeys must have died a slow and agonizing death.
This seems to be ‘normal’ practice during the anatomy course - and this since 1995 which equals to 102 to 136 donkeys killed in this way since 1995.
The same seems to be done at the Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine in Cairo, too.
A while back students from the University of Cairo had reported that the staff of the Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine threw dogs off the third floor after experimenting on them, and that they had abused and electrocuted a little donkey to death.
For the moment, we cannot reach these two universities to make some inquiries since all faculties are still on holidays since the end of the education year. We will update our webiste with new information as soon as we know more.
Read more: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/mansoura-university—merciless-killing-of-donkeys-as-a-mean-of-education.html
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After we had posted the above update on our Facebook-pages, another student said that the animals were already dead when they poured Formalin into their veins, while other students and/or ex-students had previously said Formalin were injected while alive and that the animals had their neck cut when they are almost dead.
NOTE: in case Formalin is injected into a dead body, the embalming fluid is injected directly into the deceased’s blood vessels, and pushed through the body with a mechanical pump (that we cannot find in this picture).”