Political unrest in Egypt. Animals in crisis.



Photo from Care2

In the past few weeks the TVs, newspapers, and the internet have been flooded with coverage of the protests in Egypt. The media has made the situation its headline story almost every evening this month.  But amongst all of the chaos we have heard little about Egypt’s other citizens…the animals.


Photo from Desert Living

Egypt’s animals are in crisis and  in dire need of help. Egyptian Society of Mercy to Animals seems to be the only source of up to date information on the conditions of non human animals in Egypt. ESMA is also the only organization in Egypt working hard to help rescue these animals and continue to care for the ones already in their shelter. The IFAW is helping Egyptian Society of Mercy to Animals by setting up a relief fund on their website.  According to ESMA an estimated 3,000 horses used to carry tourist to see the pyramids are starving and have been abandon. When the protests started, tourism stopped. Being their only source of income, they can not afford to feed them. Some owners couldn’t even reach the stables because roads were blocked during demonstrations. Street dogs and cats  being gassed alongside protesters.  People fleeing their homes leaving their animals behind in a panic. Some pet shops were closed for days with helpless animals inside.  Animals in zoos such as donkey’s and camels have been left alone to starve.  Egyptian Society of Mercy to Animals desperately needs help. If you would like to help you can donate here. Anything helps because ESMA operates solely on donations.  They are also in need of supplies at their shelter. Here is the list they provided for shelter items needed. They have a Facebook page where you can get the up to date info on the situation in Egypt. We wish all of Egypt’s citizens, human and non human, to be safe.


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Rare Tee will participate in Febuary’s Downtown Art Park!

The Downtown Art Park is put on by Citizen LA and is located at the corner of 4th and main in downtown Los Angeles. This event takes place every second Thursday of the month. Downtown Art Park is complied of artists, live music, performers, vendors, designers, food, and tons of shopping.  The Art Park brings an estimated 20,00 people each month. It is free to the public and is definitely a must for any local, tourist, or passerby. Starting at 3pm and ending at 10pm, this event is a hip and fun way to spend a Thursday evening in LA.


Rare Tee will be at the next Downtown Art Park on Feb. 10th. We will have booth on the lower courtyard across form the seating area. We will of course be offering our Endangered tees, but at a $10 OFF discount!!! We will be introducing our tote bags and some pieces of jewelry. Come find us and check out some of our new products! Again, for every item purchased we will give $1 to Animal Welfare! Be Kind To Our Animal Friends!!


Tote Bags Coming Soon!

Soon we will be introducing tote bags!

Made from 100% cotton, these bags are durable, strong and ready to carry your “stuff.” Each bag has four convenient front pockets that will easily fit your phone, mp3 player…or even a little snack. They come in a variety of five different colors and animal prints. They are reversible , hand washable, and come with an extra button on the inside. (just in case!) There’s a style for everyone! Find one to compliment your rare tee !!




Grey Safari Tote


Black Frog Tote


Brown/Green Fishy Tote


Ice Blue Penguin Tote


Camo Spider Tote


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