Images and videos of dead stray dogs on display have been circulating around social media. These images are from Bahria Town, Karachi, where local authorities killed a stray dog with a bullet. No one came to rescue the innocent creature and the one filming kept on capturing the video of the dog dying of pain.
The video is disturbing as the dog was sleeping peacefully on the side of the road, when apparently Bahria Town’s management van came and shot him to death. Blood could be seen all over the place and people making videos of the suffering animal.
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Happened in Bahria Town, Karachi. The dog is just sleeping peacefully. And is shot for literally existing.
— ACF Animal Rescue (@ACFAnimalRescue) April 27, 2020
Ushna Shah disturbed with such cruelty
Actress Ushna Shah also took notice of the incident and went emotional while sharing the gross incident with her fans. Crying before the camera, the actor confessed this was her second attempt at making the video considering how disturbed she was after seeing the video.
Crying Shah said that how the poor dog died a slow, excruciating death and no one came to help him. “It kept yelling and screaming in pain until it died and there was blood everywhere. Everyone was just watching him, the person filming the video was also just watching and no one came forward to help or euthanize him. They kept on watching a speechless creature suffer and die in pain”.
Shah added how instead of killing the creature, the people could have been sent to ACF (Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation). “He could have even been euthanized, spayed, neutered or just been given to an animal organization. But they chose a single bullet to end it all,” she lamented.
“If the coronavirus is God’s wrath on mankind then perhaps we deserve it. Because we shouldn’t be allowed to live this way. If this is humanity then I’m ashamed to be human,” she concluded.
Everyone is aware of the fact that Shah always stood for animal rights and safety. She also possesses few pet dogs which at one point also became a part of controversy for her [remember the pizza delivery boy incident?].
Animal abuse in Pakistan
This time we do agree with Shah. She has raised the right point about animal abuse, especially in Karachi. Such behavior is not acceptable. After every few months, the authorities take action against these street dogs, and instead of handing over to the animal rights organizations, they mercilessly kill them.
Recently, a tweet by ‘Save the wild’ organization illustrated a hunting incident that occurred in Dera Ismail (D.I.) Khan District, KPK. The tweet showed many sparrows killed by a group of men for hunting. Also, in another incident, a raptor was seen as being subjected to extreme torture in Punjab.
We have recently witnessed a rise in animal centers in Pakistan, such as Todd’s Welfare Society and others of its kind. This shows a growing empathy and concern for animals in the general populace. All around the world government policies protect animals from senseless cruelty and harm but this seems not to be the case in Pakistan.
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