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PETA’s exposé reveals the immense suffering of horses, donkeys, mules, and camels forced to carry tourists under the hot desert sun in Petra, Jordan. Will you take action to help them?
Tourists visit Petra to marvel at its ancient monuments and temples, yet the “Lost City” has a dark and ugly side. More than 1,300 animals are forced to carry tourists or pull carriages in the city every day.
Handlers viciously beat animals who are simply too exhausted to go on. Hundreds of flies swarm around the animals’ open wounds, which they incur when their bridles are pulled too hard. Observers have seen donkeys with chains around their necks that were stained with blood from their injuries.
Despite working all day in the scorching sun, animals are deprived of water until they return to the stables.
Take Action Now
Egypt has announced plans to ban camel and horse rides in Giza around the pyramids and in the archaeological areas. UNESCO can and should follow its lead to help end animal suffering in the tourism industry and preserve Petra’s heritage.
Please use the form below to urge UNESCO to act now.