More Travel Companies Ban Camel Rides in Giza

Travel companies Abercrombie & Kent USA and Grand Circle Corporation stopped offering camel rides at the pyramids of Giza after hearing from PETA that camels used for tourist rides there are routinely struck with sticks, whips, and other weapons, leaving gaping, fly-infested wounds and other severe, untreated injuries. These companies are now part of a growing list of others that refuse to endorse this abuse, including Scott Dunn, TCS World Travel, Tauck, Travel Leaders Group, and Wilderness Travel. We ask everyone to join us in urging Egypt’s minister of tourism to replace camel rides and horse-drawn carriages with non-animal modes of transportation. Anyone thinking of riding a camel on their next trip should watch the footage here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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