Update animal rights and animal cruelty laws in Pakistan!

Update animal rights and animal cruelty laws in Pakistan!

10 July 2021
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Started by sanaa zubairi

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end”(Quran 6:38).

“Seest thou not that it is Allah Whose praise all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise, and Allah knows well all that they do.” (Quran 24:41)

 “And the earth, He has assigned it to all living creatures” (Quran 55:10).

Sadly, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan remains in the dark still in regards to not just rights of individuals but rights of all living creatures as well.

The recent uproar following the negligence of animal owners and attacks by guard dogs on pedestrians in Karachi resulted in unwarranted attacks on dogs all over the country. Videos went viral of men rejoicing over killng a mother dog and her pups, another showing young madressah students killing a dog, supposed educated neighbourhoods started instigating municipal organizations to shoot dogs, some of whom ended up being pets out on walks with their owners, others adopted by several neighbours and loved dearly. 

Communities split into two or more sides very quickly, one defending dogs, the other asking they be rid of by municipal organizations for good. Many tried to find middle grounds but were unable to convince either side.

What could have been handled sensitively and maturely was rather handled in a state of panic by municipal organizations. Live ammunition in most residential areas and age old use of strychnine poison was once again allowed without thought to consequences particularly public safety. Many children witnessed their pet's lifeless, bleeding bodies while others buried their pets forever.

In another incident, a quarrel between 2 neighbours resulted in one throwing acid on the sacrificial animals of the other to have the last say. Many so-called animal lovers purchase expensive cats, dogs, birds but do not treat them with care, neglecting basic needs especially in harsh summers. Others are seen boasting giraffes in their lawns or showcase lion cubs out for a drive in their vigos.

It is high time the new leadership of Pakistan, so keen on bringing in the values of Islam and the rule of 'riyasat e madina', pay heed to what Islam so very clearly states about 'all living creatures' and their rights. It is time to update the laws of the 1800s(see below), bring forth new laws protecting both pet and wild animals, their care as well as consequence for those who are neglectful towards animals and towards other beings by using these animals.

We, the undersigned, request the Prime Minister as well as the President of Pakistan to take this matter into immediate consideration and table new laws regarding animal rights and welfare.


what an Islamic scholar has to say,


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