Anger at the Egyptian reality TV show that ‘tortures’ animals by using them as props in pranks dangling monkeys by the neck, throwing ducks and scaring dogs with fake explosions
- Mahadesh Fahem Haga show called ‘cruel’ by animal rights organization PETA
- Show showed dog in barber chair who was scared by fake electric explosion
- The Ramadan TV special also had a donkey slapped in the face and slid on the floor
An Egyptian reality TV show that uses live animals as props in jokes has been dubbed ‘cruel’ by leading animal rights organization PETA.
Clips from the Mahadesh Fahem Haga program showed a monkey dangling from a chain by the neck, ducks thrown at people and dogs terrified by fake explosions.
The program, a Ramadan TV special, also features a dog afraid of a fake electric explosion and a donkey punched in the face and pushed to the ground.
An Egyptian prank show has been charged with animal cruelty after ducks were thrown at people (photo) and a monkey dangled from a chain around his neck
The program also featured an ass slapped in the face and pushed to the leading animal rights organization PETA to call it ‘cruel’
The clip begins with images of the donkey surrounded by a group of men before a man pushes the poor creature so hard that it falls to the ground.
The following clip shows a man swinging a monkey on a chain from a man’s back.
The footage is then cut to show that a dog was sitting in a children’s barber chair before the sound of a fake explosion – which drops a man to the ground in fear.
The dog is equally scared and jumps out of the car-shaped seat.
Clips from the Mahadesh Fahem Haga program showed a monkey dangling from a chain on its neck
Footage is then cut to show that a dog was sitting in a children’s barber chair before the sound of a fake explosion – making a man crash to the floor in fear – sounds
The footage then shows a duck being thrown at two men who keep fighting as the poor animal squirms on the ground.
A PETA spokesperson said in a statement, “This morning, PETA and the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt (SPARE) sent an urgent letter to Egyptian television channel MBC Group calling for the use of animals in Ramadan TV from Mohamed Tharwat. particularly, the joke show.
As you can see in the video, the show uses violence against animals: a monkey was held and dangling from a chain around its neck, a donkey was slapped in the face, a dog was deliberately frightened by a fake electric explosion and ducks were thrown by force, among other things.
Footage then shows a duck being thrown at two men who keep fighting as the poor animal squirms on the ground (shown)
Broadcasting this cruel show during Ramadan, a holy time for Muslims, is particularly offensive because cruelty to animals in Islam is discouraged. According to the prophet Mohammed, those who are kind to every living being will receive a valuable reward.
“These jokes are not only cruel to animals, some may also violate the Egyptian penal code, which states that” any major harm [to animals] shall be punished with a prison sentence of up to six months or a fine of up to 200 LE. “
All over the world, animals that are exploited in the film and television industries are exposed to stress caused by bright light, loud noises and forced contact with humans. They spend much of their lives locked up, being transported from one production to another, and often undergoing horrifying conditions outside the set. ‘