A tiger’s life at Lahore Zoo

https://youtu.be/cC37AHXHclc What if you had to spend your entire life in a cage? What if you had to spend your entire life in a cage? Spend half an hour with a tiger at Lahore Zoo and you might get an idea of life in captivity. Earlier this year, we filmed a tiger displaying classic signs […]

Peshawar Zoo Bear

https://youtu.be/coKaKCNeCmQ Zoochsis at Peshawar Zoo To entertain residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, wildlife officials in Peshawar, Pakistan have caged a bear in a small barren enclosure, exploiting him by taking away his right to live wild. Devoid of any stimulation, the distressed animal can be seen suffering from zoochosis. More than 30 animals, including a snow […]

We don’t want our birds killed

A curlew flies over the coast of Karachi. Photo by Taimur Mirza. A curlew flies over the coast of Karachi. The unfortunate guest shorebird is a victim of hunting in Pakistan. Licenses issued by the Sindh Wildlife Government allows a party of four hunters to kill up to 60 birds over a weekend. Hunting season […]

Plight of the Pachyderm

By Mahera Omar Kaavan, the lone wild-caught Asian elephant in captivity at Islamabad Zoo since 30 years. The Pakistani government wants 10 African elephants from Namibia, a small country in the south of Africa. Their application is being considered for a decision, as confirmed to The Namibian by Romeo Muyunda, spokesperson for the Namibian Ministry […]

National Rabies Program

A desi dog living its life out on the streets of Karachi. I am absolutely appalled at the letter printed in yesterday’s Dawn newspaper titled “Dogs will bite” by Dr. Khalil Mukaddam in Karachi. The doctor claims that “straydogs belong to nobody” andadvocates for their immediate mass killing as a “radical solution” to “reduce the […]