Throughout Egypt, alongside the pyramids and temples, the streets are lined with carriage horses waiting to take tourists to their next destination. While it can be a unique way to travel it is always worth remembering when you choose to take a carriage horse or a ride on a camel you are saying that the way that animal is being kept is okay. These horses and other animals used are often worked relentlessly and may suffer malnutrition, exhaustion and beating. They also may not receive the veterinary treatment they need. We work in Luxor to help reduce this but we can’t make people bring their animals to us. You have the ability to make a positive influence on the care of animals. If you choose to use an animal while away please remember these simple rules…….
If you choose to hire a carriage horse or take a camel ride:
By applying these simple guidelines it sends a clear message to the owners that those that take good care of their animals are rewarded by having the business from tourists and it is not acceptable to mistreat their animals.
If you would like to visit us while you are in Luxor, we would love to see you and show you around the centre. You will get a tour of the hospital, centre and the stables where you can meet and cuddle some of our patients!
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. You don’t need to be a qualified vet or vet nurse to help us at the centre in Luxor. We have general volunteer placements, veterinary student and vet nurse student placements.
Find out more here.