Spare a thought for the six elephants in captivity in Pakistan this World Elephant Day. Kaavan, the lone Asian elephant in Islamabad Zoo, was donated by the Bangladesh government 28 years ago and is kept in chains. Suzi, the lone female African elephant at Lahore Zoo fares no better. Four African baby elephants are in […]
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 […]
Report in DAWN: LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday put an interim ban on hunting of internationality protec-ted houbara bustards by permit holders from Gulf region and directed the federal government to submit names of the permit holders. More here.
Report in EXPRESS TRIBUNE: KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has called a report on the proceedings initiated by the Customs authorities against the alleged traffickers of 218 rare, malady black-spotted turtles. A division bench, headed by SHC Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar, also directed the deputy attorney general to file replies of the interior ministry […]
Bhagwandas in DAWN: KARACHI: The federal government has issued at least 29 special permits to royal family members of the Gulf states — the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, online the United Arab Emirates, thumb Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain — for hunting the internationally protected houbara bustard in Pakistan, it emerged on Saturday. More […]
Several newspapers yesterday covered the ongoing turtle smuggling case in Pakistan. Please read and share widely. Turtles and tortoises are listed as endangered species by IUCN and CITES as their population is on the verge of extinction. These stories give us an opportunity to send appreciative letters to the editors about the importance of wildlife […]