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Call for volunteer project manager – Forever Against Animal Testing

In order to reach our goal of 250,000 signatures from Pakistan by August 20th, we are looking for a full-time volunteer project manager on behalf of PAWS to coordinate with individuals and schools/college/organisations in setting up information booths and collecting signatures on official The BodyShop® petition forms. The manager will

  • Plan and create a strategy/timeline to help us reach our goal.
  • Host a campaign launch event at a school or organisation.
  • Coordinate with The BodyShop® to send official petition forms to volunteers/organisations, and make sure they return them.
  • Be available in person at some of the events or arrange for volunteers to man the booths.
  • Manage the campaign on our social media accounts (Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram).  Continue reading

Call for volunteers – Forever Against Animal Testing

Want to be part of a global campaign to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing? We are looking for volunteers to collect 250,000 signatures from Pakistan for a petition by The BodyShop® and Cruelty Free International. 

Sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting-PK 

These signatures will represent our country in calling upon the United Nations to adopt an international convention that will end animal testing for cosmetics products and ingredients everywhere and forever.  Continue reading

Forever Against Animal Testing

PAWS and The Body Shop® launch campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics

The Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is collaborating with The Body Shop® to collect 250,000 signatures by August 20, 2018 to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing. These signatures will represent Pakistan in calling upon the United Nations to adopt an international convention that will end animal testing for cosmetics products and ingredients everywhere and forever. Continue reading

Protocols for turtle confiscation, quarantine and safe release needed in Pakistan

760 black spotted turtles that were confiscated from a house in DHA, Karachi were released into their natural habitat by Sindh Wildlife Department and WWF-Pakistan on September 12, 2016. PAWS has grave concerns about the inhumane manner in which the turtles were transported from Karachi to Sukker and subsequently released into a lake near Rohri Toll Plaza. Continue reading

Sindh Wildlife Department officials face pressure regarding the alleged turtle smugglers in Karachi

A consignment of 780 Black Spotted Turtles was confiscated by Sindh Wildlife Department from a house in Gizri yesterday. The alleged turtle smugglers include three Chinese and nine Pakistanis, vcialis 40mg who have been taken to court by the wildlife department officials.The judge has ordered the release of three of the Pakistani smugglers on bail at PKR 50, advice 000 per person. The judge has also issued a release order for the turtles to be returned to their natural habitat. Initially, cost there were difficulties to send the accused to jail under court orders. However, we appreciate the timely and tireless support of Rizwan Mehboob, Adviser to Prime Minster of Pakistan, because of whom the initial difficulties were averted.  Continue reading

Petition against stray dog killings filed in Sindh High Court

Press Release by Barrister Asad Iftikhar.

August 30, seek 2016.

Due to the strong public sentiment against the barbaric killing of stray dogs in Karachi, dosage a Constitutional Petition was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Sindh today by Barrister Asad Iftikhar.

The petition was marked as public interest litigation and highlighted that the mass killing of dogs was being carried out by the authorities without any legal sanction as no bye-laws are framed in regards to stray animals which is a pre-requisite under the Sindh Local Government Act 2013.  Continue reading