Veterinary Services Authority: The gathering’s lion will be placed in the Beni Suef Zoo (update)

Written by Asmaa Nassar

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 08:36 PM

Dr. Ihab Saber, Head of the General Authority for Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture, said in statements to “Youm7” that the Authority’s Wildlife Department received the lion that was found wandering in the streets of the area. the gathering The first was yesterday and it will be deposited in the zoo in Beni Suef Governorate.

The rescue room had received a report from the residents that a villa owner had been arrested For a little lion “Shebl” was wandering around inside his villa in the First Settlement Police Department. Immediately, the security services and the competent authorities moved in and he was controlled, caught using a net, and the necessary legal measures were taken regarding the incident.

It is noteworthy that Law No. 29 of 2023 regulating the possession of dangerous animals and dogs, issued last May, regulated the process of citizens’ acquisition of dangerous or predatory animals, as Article 2 of the law stipulates that “it is prohibited to possess, trade, or reproduce any dangerous animals,” including lions and cheetahs. Except with a license from the competent authority in accordance with the conditions and procedures specified by the executive regulations of this law, for ministries, public bodies and other public legal persons, scientific research institutions whose work nature requires dealing with dangerous animals, zoos, animal parks, circuses, and centers specialized in caring for and housing animals.

The law also prohibited taking lions into the streets, as it stipulated in Article No. 3 that “it is prohibited to take any dangerous animals in public places.”

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