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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 so many families have lost their cattle and livestock in the floods, what those families need most is not meat for a meal, but livestock to help them generate income and rebuild their lives.
Chris Anderson, curator of TED Talks, writes about PAWS flood relief efforts on his blog:
80% of the flood affected population relies on agriculture and animals for their livelihoods. Around 1.2 million livestock and 6 million poultry have died throughout the country. The hundreds of thousands of animals that have survived are in urgent need of emergency fodder, shelter and veterinary support.
So it’s no trivial act that the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), in collaboration with the Karachi Animal Hospital, organized a relief mission to Thatta and Makli in Sindh to provide veterinary treatment to the flood’s animal victims.