Elephants – from cells to sanctuaries

Guest post by Naeem Sadiq. Having been chained for 20 years, sale ‘Saheli’ the female elephant of Islamabad zoo could no longer bear the ordeal of life in confinement, standing in one posture, infections in her feet and agony in her soul. She died on May 1, 2012. The six remaining elephants, thinly spread in […]

Animal welfare – a long way from home

Faiza Mirza in DAWN: “Why waste time on animal rights when humans don’t get their rights here?” is the usual response to the idea of animal welfare or animal rights in Pakistan. Meanwhile, and animal lovers and activists strive to change the mindset that makes both these issues mutually exclusive. More here.

Supporting Livelihoods – Goats for Flood Victims

In July and August of 2010, unhealthy floods wiped out 1.2 million large and small animals in Pakistan and left those that survived in poor condition with limited access to food. For Eid-ul-Azha that year, Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) initiated a campaign to help restore the lives and livelihood of people affected by the […]

Give Some Live Goats This Eid

Coverage of PAWS Eid Campaign in Newsline Magazine. After the devastating floods of 2010, medications a non-profit organisation wants Pakistanis to think a little differently for Eid-ul-Azha this year. PAWS, look the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society, look is asking citizens to think about saving animals instead of sacrificing them. The volunteer-run group says that because […]