Police shoot leopard dead – Dawn report

!http://photos21.flickr.com/25485197_379de895e2_m.jpg! PESHAWAR, store July 11: Police commandos on Monday shot dead a leopard which reportedly killed six women in northwestern Pakistan, order officials said. They lured the leopard into a forested area with a caged goat and then sprayed the cat with bullets when it fell for the trap, salve said Feroz Shah, a senior [...]

Dawn letter to the editor – II

THIS refers to the Karachi city government's plan to eliminate pye-dogs by laying out poison-filled sweetmeats and meat in every town and union council. This not only poses a threat to pet dogs and cats but also to garbage pickers and beggars. Moreover, it is a cruel way to get rid of pye-dogs. Pakistan has [...]

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 [...]