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 […]
Bear Baiting in Pakistan
Eye-Opening Scenes Depicting Mutilation and Abuse Deemed Too Gruesome Islamabad – A provocative new public service announcement (PSA) which aims to educate people about the plight of Pakistan’s dancing bears has been banned by Pakistan Television Corp. In a bid to expose viewers to the horrific mutilations and abuse that dancing bears endure, People for […]
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the world’s largest federation of animal welfare societies, has detected bear baiting activity in Islamabad. Unlike the large-scale bear-baiting events organised illegally in rural Pakistan, this event involved only one bear at the Islamabad bus stand.
!http://static.flickr.com/31/67510038_f7e02c843e_m.jpg! Wildlife officials staged a daring raid on an illegal bear baiting event at (Mela Saeidi mosaani vilage NAWAN KOT taluqa MEHAR disst DADU) last weekend (8th November 2005), during the Eid religious festival. This followed a tip-off to the authorities from WSPA investigators.
!http://static.flickr.com/33/51321338_68e6e5a8d4_m.jpg! The bear has been re-located to WSPA’s bear sanctuary in Kund, NWFP. He has been named Lucky. Other bears are not so lucky. Bear baiting continues unpunished in Pakistan. For information on this cruel blood sport and how you can help bring an end to it, visit WSPA’s website