On Saturday, March 18, the Abdeen Court issued a verdict against the accused Ahmed Nabil, who deliberately killed a cat at the “Aish w Malh” restaurant, sentencing him to six months in prison.
The incident that shook the conscience of the Egyptian people began when a cat entered the “Aish w Malh” restaurant in search of food. Suddenly, one of the workers, the accused, violently grabbed the cat to remove it from the restaurant, amid the customers’ indignation who rebuked him for treating her in this manner. However, he insisted on his actions and threw her in the middle of the road in front of a passing transport vehicle, causing her death.
You can read more on the case here.
The incident sparked outrage and condemnation from animal rights activists and many social media users, who called for justice for the innocent animal. The court’s decision to sentence the accused to six months in prison is a positive step in holding individuals accountable for animal abuse and cruelty.
Unfortunately, cases of animal abuse and neglect are not uncommon in Egypt, and often go unpunished. This verdict serves as a reminder that such actions are unacceptable and that individuals who commit such crimes will be held accountable for their actions.
It is essential to continue raising awareness about animal welfare and the importance of treating animals with kindness and respect. Animals are sentient beings and deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion.