Egyptian federation reconstituted
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2010:
CAIRO–One bitter dispute over control of the Egyptian
Federation for Animal Welfare appeared to end and others recommence
on March 23, 2010 with the judicial reversal of a June 2009 edict by
the Egyptian Directorate of Social Affairs that EFAW would be chaired
by appointee Shihab-Eldin Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Rahman, who was
empowered to organize the election of a new board.
“The original board are now reinstated, and any decision
taken by the now illegal board are invalid and will be open to
criminal charges,” e-mailed attorney and Egyptian Society of Animal
Friends president Ahmed El Sherbiny.
Behind the leadership dispute were differences of opinion
among the EFAW member organizations about how Cairo animal control
should be restructured to replace the traditional practice of
poisoning street dogs and feral cats upon receipt of complaints.
These differences remain unresolved. Also unresolved is continuing
conflict between representatives of humane societies and
representatives of animal use industries, who were also given seats
on the EFAW board.