Man vs. Lion Fight Cancelled

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Man vs. Lion Fight Cancelled

[Ed. Note: UPDATE 6/28/11: Egyptian Armed With Satellite Dish Hero Fights Lion To The Death.]

From Tour Egypt.net
June 2011

H.E. Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdelnour statement

June 2nd, 2011 - Below is the Statement of H.E. Minister Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour regarding the alleged planned fight between AlSayed Al Sawy and a lion on June 25:

Under no circumstance will the Ministry of Tourism tolerate any degree of inhumane acts against animals. The alleged plan to host a lion fight is currently being investigated by officials, and I am personally involved in making sure such a barbaric act does not take place in Egypt.
- Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour, Egyptian Minister of Tourism

Updated: June 8th, 2011 - Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakry AbdelNour asserts that he will ask the Minister of Interior to take the necessary measures to stop this action from happening, and reiterates:

I have been personally involved in making sure such a barbaric act does not take place in Egypt, and under no circumstance will the Ministry of Tourism tolerate any degree of inhumane acts against animals.