Karachi’s stray dogs

The Karachi city government’s decision to poison stray dogs in an attempt to contain their growing numbers is ill-founded and inhumane. It shows a total disregard for non-lethal alternatives presented to the city government officials by animal rights activists, doctors, health officials and citizens. Their proposal was based on the recommendations of the World Health […]

“Madness” in Karachi rabies response

KARACHI, Pakistan – “Karachi mayor Niamatul-lah Khan is about to go on a rampage, poisoning 500,000 stray dogs in total disregard of alternatives presented by the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society, along with a large number of doctors, health officials, and Karachi citizens,” Engineers and Scientists for Animal Rights founder Syed Rizvi warned on Friday, May […]

May 30th City Govt meeting on rabies and stray dogs

Dear All, On the one hand the City Government has offered its cooperation to PAWS in the setting up of an ABC programme in Karachi, on the other it is resolutely continuing with its senseless dog killings. While we fully intend to take the Nazim up on his word, we believe this offer to help […]

City Govt. Dog Killing Campaign

The following is a translation by PAWS of the 3-page Urdu handout with guidelines and responsibilities for various government officials involved in the ‘Kutta Maar Mohim’ (dog-killing campaign) that was handed out at the May 30th City Government meeting on rabies and stray dogs.

Stray dogs in Pakistan need your help

Dear all, The stray dogs of Pakistan need your help. There are over a 100,000 stray dogs roaming the streets of Karachi, Pakistan. In an attempt to combat the spread of rabies, civic authorities have been killing these dogs by strychnine poisoning and shooting with guns. They have even involved the general public in this […]

Letter sent to President Musharraf regarding Stray Dogs

Dear Mr. President As a former citizen of Karachi, I am appalled to learn that the mayor of Karachi Mr. Niamatullah Khan has decided to poison Karachi’s 100,000 dogs in an effort to solve the city’s stray dogs problem. Please note that such measures are barbaric and ineffective. There are humane and more effective solutions […]