Tag Archives: cruelty

Caged and killed

The Friday, May 7, DAWN has a letter to the editor about innocent caged birds being sold at traffic signals across Karachi:

COMING to M.A. Jinnah Road from Electronic Market road, one finds bird sellers (mostly selling sparrows) caged and cramped over each other at traffic signals. It is apparent that these birds die with suffocation while their captors remain in search for those who would pay for their release. Continue reading

Leopard’s plight fails to move city govt

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:

the poor leopardKARACHI, Jan 4: The city government is yet to take any steps to alleviate the suffering of the lone female leopard kept in unnatural conditions in the CDGK’s Korangi-Landhi zoo and being ‘targeted’ by visitors for fun. During a visit to the zoo last week, the cemented floor of the cage was found littered with stones, big enough to cause serious injuries, plastic bottles and sticks, a sure sign of the cruel treatment the big cat had been subjected to over the weeks.

More here.

The state of our civilisation

Cowasjee in DAWN:

Full marks to Faiza Ilyas and to the Metropolitan section of Dawn for printing as its lead story on Dec 15 the most depressing and sad tale of the leopard transferred earlier this month from the Safari Park, where for two years she was kept in a turkey cage, to the Korangi-Landhi zoo where she is confined in a somewhat larger cage but subjected to intense maltreatment by visitors who torment her with sticks and stones in an effort to wake her up from her comatose condition. She does nothing but lie in a corner of her cage on a filthy cemented floor.

The aim of this is clear and laudable. Ms Ilyas is pleading for someone or some organisation to come to the rescue of the leopard and save it from its inhumane, uncaring and ignorant jailers.

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Nomi, the lame donkey’s rescue

Nomi, the lame donkey One fine sunny Sunday morning I was on my way to the French Beach in Karachi with a few friends when we spotted a very lame donkey. A young boy of about 12 years of age was making the poor animal gallop at full speed on the metaled road near Hawkesbay. One front leg of the donkey was so crooked that its knees would rub against each other with each step. We could see the blood flowing down its legs, and immediately pulled over to take a closer look. Continue reading