Guest post by Ms. E Anne S Killick, BVetMed MRCVS, UK
This summer was my third visit to the northern areas of Pakistan. I have always enjoyed myself so much there – the people are so friendly and hospitable and, of course, the scenery is breath taking. Being a veterinary surgeon by profession I decided it would be very interesting to try and find out about the livestock problems and see if there was anything I could do to help. I spoke to my friend (who lives there) and contacted PAWS for some guidelines and then started canvassing the medicine suppliers in the UK. Novartis, CEVA and Animalcare were supportive of the cause and gave me some supplies to take. Continue reading
Andaleeb Rizvi in Daily Times:
KARACHI: Talking about animals, prescription one must be used to the spectacle of undernourished donkeys, horses and camels as well as flea-infested cats and dogs in the city. Also worth mentioning are the illegal animal markets, where animals are kept in dirty, over-crowded and unhygienic conditions.Unfortunately animal welfare is an alien concept in our society and it is proved countless of times when we go through news flashes about poisoning of street dogs and cats, indiscriminate shooting of crows or eagles, hunting of endangered animals and birds as well as public displays of cruelty by pelting stones or cutting off of ears and tail of street cats just for fun.