27 June 2011

Egyptian strongman 'fights' lion to kick start the nation's tourism

On Saturday, June 25, Egyptian strongman Al Sayed al Essawy stepped into a cage to fight a lion he purchased. His motivation for this event was to help kick start Egyptian tourism.

The event was billed as man versus animal, no weapons just bare hands. When Mr. Al Essawy stepped into the cage he was armed with a double pronged spear, a shield spiked with nails, a machete on his belt, and a dagger strapped to his ankle. The lion lay docile in the cage, rumored to have eaten an entire donkey just hours prior. Al Essawy prodded and yelled at the lion with little response, he soon left the cage claiming victory.

Having completed this stunt he next plans to fight 2 lions at once or maybe a gorilla or shark. Let's hope the people of Egypt put a stop to this animal cruelty, its not the type of publicity the country needs.

John Himmelberger | @johnhimm
John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences. Follow John on his blog and Facebook.

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