Open Letter to Islamabad Zoo

The Himalayan brown bear at Islamabad Zoo is nursing an open wound on his foot, possibly maggot infested. The thousands of visitors for whom you keep captive our Pakistani wildlife now demand action to save his life. The six month old bear cub that you probably bought from a wildlife smuggler is now 8 years […]

Marghazar Zoo

Editorial in DAWN. GOING by the reports of the past few years, it appears that exotic animals are brought to the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad for no other reason than a quick death — and a painless one isn’t always guaranteed. At the end of last year and the beginning of the new year, six […]

Passerines for blessings soon to be illegal

The business of selling passerines for blessing on the streets of Karachi will soon be declared a criminal offence thanks to the tireless efforts of our team. Birds such as mynahs, sparrows, robins, munias and chats are captured by trappers from the suburban areas of the city. Crammed into tiny, suffocating makeshift cages the birds […]

Senators ask mayor to protect zoo animals

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Monday directed Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz to take steps to protect animals in Islamabad zoo. The Senate committee, which met at the Parliament House with Senator Rehman Malik in the chair, also discussed the alarming death of animals in Marghazar Zoo and its poor condition. News Report […]

Eliminating rabies

In response to growing concerns of dog-bite incidents in Karachi, a pilot project, in which this writer participated, was formed under the aegis of Indus Hospital Research Centre from January to December 2018. The project was implemented in Ibrahim Hyderi, selected because of its proximity to the hospital, and recorded outbreaks of rabies from within […]

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 […]