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Minister of Tourism's official statement on Lion Fight story


H.E. Minister Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour Statement

June 2nd, 2011 - Below is the Statement of H.E. Minister Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour regarding the alleged planned fight between AlSayed Al Sawy and a lion on June 25:


Under no circumstance will the Ministry of Tourism tolerate any degree of inhumane acts against animals. The alleged plan to host a lion fight is currently being investigated by officials, and I am personally involved in making sure such a barbaric act does not take place in Egypt.

Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour, Egyptian Minister of Tourism

Updated: June 8th, 2011 - Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakry AbdelNour asserts that he will ask the Minister of Interior to take the necessary measures to stop this action from happening, and reiterates "I have been personally involved in making sure such a barbaric act does not take place in Egypt, and under no circumstance will the Ministry of Tourism tolerate any degree of inhumane acts against animals".


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