11 Jan

Animal welfare – a long way from home

Faiza Mirza in DAWN:

“Why waste time on animal rights when humans don’t get their rights here?” is the usual response to the idea of animal welfare or animal rights in Pakistan. Meanwhile, and animal lovers and activists strive to change the mindset that makes both these issues mutually exclusive.

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07 Jan

Supporting Livelihoods – Goats for Flood Victims

decease Sindh after the floods of 2010″ src=”http://pawspakistan.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/IMG_7108-150×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ />In July and August of 2010, unhealthy floods wiped out 1.2 million large and small animals in Pakistan and left those that survived in poor condition with limited access to food. For Eid-ul-Azha that year, Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) initiated a campaign to help restore the lives and livelihood of people affected by the floods. We encouraged people to buy a female goat and send it back to a village to replace what was lost and help people back onto their feet. Read More