Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Egypt: donkeys ordered to wear ... diapers!!!

Donkeys have been banned from walking around in the streets of Egypt's southwestern al-Wadi al-Gadeed governorates without wearing diapers, an official said. 

Mohammed Haround said the measure was to "preserve the aesthetic and cultural scene of the governorate which currently witnesses an unprecedented boom in tourism". 

"Diapers are available in the markets at low prices," Haroun was quoted by the official MENA news agency as saying Tuesday. He added that owners of the donkeys who violate this decision will be fined. 

Donkeys are vital for many Egyptians since they can easily carry 20-30 percent of their body weight and are helpful in farming. Donkeys and donkey-drawn carts are a common sight in Egypt's cities and countryside.


See also:

  1. How they unload donkeys in Iran...
  2. Donkey jailed for ... stealing?
  3. Mexican donkey jailed for behaving like a jackass!!!

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