Egyptian authorities in the Fayoum Governorate announced that thousands of decomposed bodies of donkeys had been found in an area of about 20 acres, between Western Assiut road and the Regional road, in the outskirts of the governorate. The veterinary doctors and the Tamiya city council were instructed to inspect the location of the donkey carcasses, Fayoum Governor Ahmed al-Ansary, said. Ansary explained, during a telephone interview in TV, that donkey skin is used in some industries and is smuggled outside the country. He also added that two years ago there was a similar incident that was uncovered after being reported to authorities. On Thursday, activists in Egypt circulated pictures on social media showing the skeletons of thousands of donkeys dumped in the desert region far northeast of Fayoum Governorate.
Source: Egypt Independent June 10, 2022 11:16 UTC