Monthly Archives: January 2009

Leopard’s plight fails to move city govt

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:

the poor leopardKARACHI, online Jan 4: The city government is yet to take any steps to alleviate the suffering of the lone female leopard kept in unnatural conditions in the CDGK’s Korangi-Landhi zoo and being ‘targeted’ by visitors for fun. During a visit to the zoo last week, the cemented floor of the cage was found littered with stones, big enough to cause serious injuries, plastic bottles and sticks, a sure sign of the cruel treatment the big cat had been subjected to over the weeks.

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Are zoos really necessary?

Guess post by Syed Rizvi, Founder/President of Engineers and Scientists for Animal Rights

A recent editorial on the topic of zoos and conservation in Dawn of November 17 is an admirable step toward bringing the animal issue to the lime light, since without such publications the issue can never reach public eyes and be a subject of debate. However, a comment in the editorial that zoos play an important role in the conservation of endangered species is a misleading one. The truth is that the primary motives of zoos are cheap entertainment at the cost of animal exploitation. Continue reading

Veterinary Doctors in Pakistan

 This is a list of a few private veterinary doctors and animal rescue services in Pakistan.

Disclaimer: PAWS is not responsible for any mishaps.

Animal rescue services in Pakistan

Karachi

ACF Animal Rescue – Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation 0334 5665000, 7-8, Deh Mehran, near checkpost #3, Malir Cantt, Karachi. Landmark is KN Academy. Timings 10am to 6pm. Sundays closed.

Innocent Pets Shelter – Adeel, 0333 2302043, CS/L1 Saharanpur cooperative society, near Malir Cantt checkpost 6, Karachi

Karachi Animal Welfare Society – 0321 3832583, 03452228426, 02135172116, Plot 29A, Mharan Town, Korangi

Lahore

Todd’s Welfare Society – Currently not rescuing animals. Shelter is under construction. info@toddswelfaresociety.org

See list below of private vets in Lahore

Islamabad

HWO Animal Rescue – Sunny Jamil, 03315080469, 0334 8975737 – g-8/2 street 17, Lahore

Animal Care Association of Pakistan – Kumael Hasnain, info@acapakistan.com

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Rethinking Zoos

The Wednesday, December 31, DAWN has a wonderful editorial about the poor state of zoos in Pakistan. Kudos to the paper for having the courage to say it like it is: that we do not need zoos in our country, given the abysmal state of affairs in most of them. It is time we woke up and realized the extent of suffering the captive animals endure in our zoos. Continue reading