CAIRO - 2 June 2023: Egypt issued recently a law regulating the possession of dangerous animals and dogs, setting conditions, including the prohibtion of possessing 10 types of dangerous animals.
The law, ratified by the President and published in the Official Gazette, prohibited the possession, handling or breeding of any of the dangerous animals.
The law permits possession of these animals with a license from the competent authority, which is the General Authority for Veterinary Services. This applies to ministries, public authorities and other public legal persons and scientific research institutions whose nature of work requires dealing with dangerous animals, zoos, animal parks, circuses, centers specializing in the care and shelter of animals, and other cases specified by the executive regulations of this law.
In the below lines, et highlights the 10 types of dangerous animals that are defined as harmful and cause harm to humans or other animals:
1- The Caninae: They are dangerous types of dogs, including:
Pit Bull - Rottweiler - German Shepherd - Boxer - Husky - Caucasian Shepherd - BullMastiff - Dobermann - Alaskan Malamute - Great Dane - Akita - American Bully - Alpine - Argentinian Dog - Cane Corso - Tosa
2- Dangerous Felidae animals: They are: panthers – tigers – lions – jaguars – cheetahs – wild cats.
3- Dangerous animals from the family of monkeys: They are: gorillas - chimpanzees - Marmosets - Capuchins - macaque - baboons - vervet.
4- Dangerous animals from the family of reptiles: including crocodiles. The table also includes a list of dangerous animals from the category of reptiles, which are: crocodiles - types of pedigrees - poisonous snakes, the King Cobra, the Nubian cobra, the black desert cobra, the Indian viper, and all kinds of serpents, the horned, horned, serpentine - serpent - black alien.
5- Dangerous animals from the family of poisonous insects: including scorpions in their entirety.
6- Dangerous animals from the wild canine family: including foxes, wolves, and hyenas.
7- Bears include: brown bear and panda bear
9- Wild buffalo
10- Wild ass