Monthly Archives: October 2005

Earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan

The earthquake on October 8, 2005 in the northern areas of Pakistan, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, has affected millions of people. Tens of thousands are dead, with many more injured and bodies still to be recovered from under the rubble. A large number of livestock and companion animals have also been affected by this national tragedy.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals, WSPA, are arranging to deploy emergency veterinary teams for the aid of the thousands of animals in need of help. Let us not forget the animal victims. Please donate generously to WSPA’s disaster relief efforts.

Bear relocated to sanctuary in Kund

!! The bear has been re-located to WSPA’s bear sanctuary in Kund, NWFP. He has been named Lucky. Other bears are not so lucky. Bear baiting continues unpunished in Pakistan. For information on this cruel blood sport and how you can help bring an end to it, visit WSPA’s website Continue reading

Bear Rescue in Sindh

A bear was confiscated by Sindh Wildlife officials from an illegal bear baiting event in Mela Makhun, Sindh on September 29th, 2005 after a tip-off from undercover WSPA investigators. The 11 year old Himalayan brown bear was brought to the Wildlife office in Hyderabad from where it was being relocated to WSPA’s bear sanctuary in Kund, NWFP. Although bear baiting is illegal in Pakistan, numerous such events continue to take place between October and April. This is the first bear to have been confiscated by the authorities in the last year.