After hearing from PETA, Virtuoso—a leading global network of travel agencies with more than 20,000 travel advisors and over 2,200 hotel, cruise line, and tour operator partners—agreed to stop offering horse and camel rides at the Giza pyramids! It also shared PETA Asia’s investigation with all affected travel partners. This exciting news is another nail in the coffin of the practice of exploiting horses and camels at the Giza pyramid complex. Animals will continue to suffer as long as tourists pay for rides and photo ops with them. Help end this suffering by urging Egypt’s minister of tourism to use only non-animal transportation.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind