Tag Archives: animal cruelty

Death-row: Culling aside, sheep dying a slow death

Kazim Alam in Express Tribune:

KARACHI: The stench of the dead, half-dead and unburied sheep at PK Meat and Food’s farm is unbearable to say the least.
Out of 21,000 ‘infected’ sheep that arrived in Pakistan from Australia on September 5, roughly 5,400 have already been slaughtered since last Sunday, according to employees of the company. The farm, which is located roughly 10 kilometres from Quaidabad on the outskirts of Karachi, is heavily guarded by policemen and officials of municipal authorities.

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Sentient Beings

Dr. Zulfiqar Otho and Dr. Shalla Hayat of the Karachi Animal Hospital check a blind donkey rescued by PAWS.

 

All creatures on earth are sentient beings. There is not an animal on earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings – but they are communities like you. 

The Quran 6:38

Swiss animal rights lawyer, Antoine Goetschel, recently made international news when he defended a dead pike in a case of cruelty by a local fisherman who was overheard boasting about landing the fish after a ten minute long struggle. The basis of his argument was that fish are sentient beings and that the fisherman had caused the pike needless pain. Islam is a religion where the sentience of all animals has been declared in the Quran. However, the expected application of such a belief is sadly amiss in Pakistani society. In fact, many of the most vocal advocates for animal rights in the history of Pakistan have been non-Muslim. Continue reading

Perverse Pleasures of the Human Race

Reema at Kufiq.com:

shankarMarch, Friday the 13th – Lucky for some – unlucky for some – Clearly unlucky for me, friends of Shankar and for Shankar himself or – itself, if you must. May I have the honor to introduce “Shankar” – Shankar was an ordinary mongrel with the heart of an exalted soul. Shankar and companion – lallo were maliciously poisoned by the Clifton Cantonment Board despite the Chowkidar’s plea to not poison the dogs as they were pets, vaccinated and collared.

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