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Prince Fluffy Kareem, and the state of Egypt's working horses

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  • Prince Fluffy Kareem, and the state of Egypt's working horses

    I know this has been brought up before, but my god, you can't look at these photos and not drop your jaw that not only are these horses actually alive in this condition, they were working. HARD. They make the run-of-the-mill emaciated horse we see here in the US look like a show hunter! The huge, deep sores from carts and straps sawing into their bones....*shudder*

    I wish I had the funds to help this cause, because it looks like they do great work. It is amazing that they are able to save so many of the horses in this condition. Their website is not very well updated, but their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/princefluffykareem
    Click through the cover photos: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Check it out.
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.

  • #2
    I need to go hug my horses after looking at those pictures...


    • #3
      The work they do is so selfless. They really could use our support and donations.
      "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by Lynnwood View Post
        The work they do is so selfless. They really could use our support and donations.
        It can be quite dangerous, too. My former farrier worked in Egypt for a while and told me how dangerous it can be when trying to approach people about the condition of their work animals, and said a lot of westerners are very unwelcome.
        As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


        • #5
          When I saw these sort of things in Egypt, I started looking for some way to help. I found the Brooke Hospital for Animals. They have an office in the U.S., American Friends of the Brooke.


          I send them money.
          Founding Member: Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique


          • #6
            So sad.


            • #7
              My daughter has been to the Brooke - they were very welcoming and gave them a tour...and grateful for the donation. I support the Brooke, too.
              Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


              • #8
                programs like the Brooke's education of children in proper animal care and welfare will help many more horses than places that just try to "rescue" occasional individuals.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by wendy View Post
                  programs like the Brooke's education of children in proper animal care and welfare will help many more horses than places that just try to "rescue" occasional individuals.
                  The program in question is MUCH smaller then The Brooke and does exactly the same. Educating the owners and including fostering their horses for them free of charge when things get difficult.

                  Comparing them would be apples to oranges. Both are good fruit.
                  "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"


                  • #10
                    Never enough help and education and $$ to help the millions of working animals in the developing world.

                    Even if you go to one of these places and have a little bit of strap goods that can replace the yellow nylon rope that is cutting into them, it helps a little bit.
                    We all have bits of old tack.
                    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique