Free Kaavan, the Islamabad Zoo elephant

Recently we, the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), received a letter from a concerned citizen about the plight of Kaavan the lone African elephant in captivity at Islamabad Zoo. Kaavan was donated to Pakistan by the Bangladesh government 28 years ago. Chained for decades on concrete by all four legs up to 24 hours a […]

Humane solutions – stray dog management for Pakistan

Pakistan has been shooting and poisoning its stray dogs for decades now. Not only is this cruel and ineffective, it is madness given there are humane alternatives to stray dog population management and rabies control. “Killing dogs is not the solution as it does not stop the disease; mass dog vaccination is the only proven […]

Captive whales and dolphins in Karachi

Karachi: The Friday, view November 8 DAWN has an article by Faiza Ilyas about the arrival of Stephen, a Beluga whale from Moscow, for the entertainment of Pakistanis. Marine mammal shows are scheduled to be held next month by a private firm despite reservations by nature conservation experts on the violation of animal rights. “We […]

Canine casualties: For city admin, citizens’ failings, stray dogs pay with lives

By Danish Hussain in The Express Tribune: CDA shoots 106 stray dogs in two days; lawyer offers to set up animal shelter; vet asks public to put collars on pets. ISLAMABAD: In some parts of the world, sale dogs are considered man’s best friend. In Islamabad, click the city managers consider them nothing more than […]