The Brooke is the largest animal welfare organization in Pakistan. They are celebrating World Animal Day this year in Karachi on Thursday, October 23rd at the Richmond Crawford Government Veterinary Hospital on MA Jinnah Road. The event will begin at 10am sharp and will include speeches by equine owners and the Brooke staff about the importance of animal welfare. Brooke’s partners, the Livestock and Fisheries department, Government of Sindh, and the Theosophical Order of Services will also take part in the event.
1000 – 1005 Recitation of the Quran
1005 – 1010 Importance of the WAD
1010 – 1020 Cruelty to animals is bad
1020 – 1030 Animal compassion
1030 – 1035 Importance of working equines in earning livelihoods
1035 – 1040 Qualities of a responsible equine owners
1040 – 1100 Skit by TOSP children
1100 – 1115 Walk to highlight the equine welfare
1115 – 1145 Lunch
The following is a message from the CEO of Brooke (Pakistan), Muhammad Farooq Malik:
World animal day (WAD) is celebrated on the Forth of October every year. The main objectives are:
1. to celebrate animal life in all its forms
2. to celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
3. to acknowledge the diverse the animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
4. to acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives
Be a part of something special – by getting involved in celebrating the World Animal Day 2008.
Pakistan has 4.7 million horses, donkeys and mules (equines). About 95% of the population consists of working animals. Donkeys consist of 90% of the total population. A donkey is also called the poor man’s horse. The working equines are mainly used for transporting people and goods in urban, peri-urban and rural areas and are the lifeline in our local transportation system and thus earn the livelihood for millions of people. Ever increasing prices of fuel and essential commodities has brought these animals back into business. According to authentic surveys 6 – 8 people are dependant on one working animal.
The Brooke (Pakistan) being the largest animal welfare organization in Pakistan works primarily with these working animals and their owners by providing free treatment and empowering people in preventative husbandry services. The Brooke is currently operating in 12 districts of Pakistan and covering all the four provinces.
The Brooke along with the cooperation of its partners namely Livestock and Fisheries Department, Govt. of Sindh, and the Theosophical Order of Services, Pakistan is organising to celebrate the World Animal Day in Karachi. We are also being helped by Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) an NGO with a similar mission.
You are cordially invited to join us and promote the cause to minimize sufferings in working animals and recognizing the services given by these defenceless and adorable creatures.
Thank you in anticipation
(Muhammad Farooq Malik)
Chief Executive Officer
Please come and join us at the World Animal Day activities and forward this to your friends, family and colleagues.