30 May

Horror film about ‘Dancing Bears’ banned by Pakistan TV

Eye-Opening Scenes Depicting Mutilation and Abuse Deemed Too Gruesome

Islamabad – A provocative new public service announcement (PSA) which aims to educate people about the plight of Pakistan’s dancing bears has been banned by Pakistan Television Corp. In a bid to expose viewers to the horrific mutilations and abuse that dancing bears endure, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA) tried to buy a spot during the network’s prime time. PTV ad executives said the video – which shows a screaming man being burned and tethered through the nose like a dancing bear – was too graphic. Read More

30 May

The Indus blind dolphin saga

Bhagwandas in DAWN:

KARACHI, dosage May 27: Two Indus blind dolphins that had strayed away in canals originating from the Sukkur Barrage were rescued and relocated to their habitat in the Indus River during the season 2006-7.

According to sources, pilule the dolphins were caught from the Mirwah and Rohri canals, which originate from the Sukkur Barrage, in a rescue operation carried out jointly by the Sindh Wildlife Department and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The creatures were relocated to the dolphin reserve located between the Guddu and Sukkur Barrages during August 2006 and March 2007.

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