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Welsh woman ‘helping feed horses in Egypt’

Equine insurance customers may be interested to hear the good work being done by one woman in Cairo.

Beth Sartain, a 40-year-old mother-of-two originally from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, is helping to feed hundreds of starving ponies, the BBC reports.

They have been left at a tourist site – where they were previously used to give rides at the pyramids – after the political unrest in the country discouraged individuals from visiting.

She told the news provider that the people who own the horses can no longer afford to feed their animals because they depend on the tourism industry for money.

“As soon as I saw the problem, I thought I’ve got to do something to help. It’s just going to get worse because the tourists will not come back for while,” Ms Sartain stated.

Since she started her fundraising a week ago she has taken delivery of enough food to provide for 450 horses for two days.

The publication recently reported that Egyptians are demanding better pay and conditions from the nation’s new military rulers after its president Hosni Mubarak stepped down recently.

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