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  • No mechanism yet for animal inspection at Karachi livestock market

    KARACHI: Despite the looming threat of Congo virus which has claimed the lives of at least 16 people across the country in recent months, the authorities manning the livestock market off Super Highway are yet to adopt a proper mechanism for inspection of animals and the treatment required, it emerged during a visit to the market on Saturday...

    So far 130,000 sacrificial animals have been brought to the country’s largest makeshift...

  • Sales yet to pick up at sacrificial animal market

    KARACHI: As Eidul Azha draws near, sales of sacrificial animals appear slow keeping in view the increasing number of animals at the Super Highway Mandi...

    Besides visiting the cattle market at Super Highway, hailed as Asia’s biggest cattle market, people are also purchasing animals from roadside vendors who often demand exorbitant rates, especially for goats...

  • Heavy rains, high animal prices fail to dampen collective qurbani spirit

    KARACHI: Heavy rains and high animal prices have not affected collective qurbani as bookings at various mosques, welfare institutions and madressahs have either increased or remained the same as they were last year...

    They said they have enough room or better arrangements within their mosques and madressahs for animal sacrifice while others are searching for extra spaces in case rains continue on Friday and Saturday...

  • Animal sacrifices, feasts mark Eidul Azha festivities across country

    The majority of Pakistan's Muslims joined the rest of the world in celebrating Eidul Azha on Saturday, with millions offering animal sacrifices and joining friends and families for feasts expected to last the next three days...

    Local authorities in each city and town were issued strict instructions to ensure cleanliness and the timely removal of animal remains after sacrifices were completed...

  • Wildlife dept collecting animal species’ data

    Only the Punjab Wildlife Research Center at Gutwala used to conduct selective habitat researches on different animal species...

    However, according to officials, this initiative will not only help the department in formulation of effective conservation strategies but also provide it with periodical data on increase or decrease in the number of various animal species...

  • Animal rights

    THE biggest problem we have regarding animal rights is that many of us don’t even consider violations to be an issue...

    It is disappointing, therefore, that this concern has been repeatedly ignored by those in positions to make changes, even though the law states that no animal is to be harmed or killed without reason...

  • Concerns expressed over toxic contamination of animal feed

    ISLAMABAD: The administration of the military farms Okara has expressed concerns over toxic contamination in the animal feed made from genetically-modified cotton seed which it said was deteriorating the health of its pedigreed cattle...

    An official at the Centre of Excellence for Bovine Genetics (CEBG), an independent organisation of Pakistan Army near Okara, confirmed that not only sperm count had reduced but a study proved that...

  • Whither animal rights?

    A DONKEY was killed when a live electricity wire snapped and fell on it on Jamshoro Road (June 10)...

    Animals may not have any rights in our country, and the electrocution of a donkey may be a petty matter for some
  • Circus appeal marred by captive animal performances

    KARACHI: While countries across the world are taking steps to stop the exploitation of animals, especially those that live in the wild, it is unfortunate to see that animals in the heart of the city and under government patronage are being used for public amusement...

    Last Tuesday, the event organisers offered short performances by a pair of chimpanzees, a critically endangered animal listed in the Appendix 1 of CITES (Convention on...

  • EPICURIOUS: EATING THE WHOLE ANIMAL

    More expensive cuts like fillet of beef (‘undercut’ in Pakistan), while soft and tender, lack flavour...

    Basically, Henderson — and many others — advocates using unfashionable parts of an animal such as offal and all the organs...

  • Cow be declared national animal of India: judge

    Explaining his judgement, in which he asked the Indian government to declare the cow a national animal, Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma told CNN-News18: “Peacock is a Bramhachari and it does not have sex with a peahen...

    Earlier in the day, Justice Sharma, who retired on Wednesday, recommended that the Modi government declare the cow the national animal and enhance the punishment for cow slaughter to life imprisonment...

  • Punjab ‘reinvigorates’ ban on female animal slaughter

    LAHORE: Alarmed by the reported drop of 40 per cent in female animal population, the Punjab has decided to “reinvigorate” ban on its slaughtering, and ordered arrests and heavy fines for the violators throughout the province...

    “We have formed district committees, took butchers’ and commission agents’ associations on board and contacted individual owners through short messaging service (SMS) to ensure that no female animal is...

  • Animal stories

    In fact, had we had tougher gun laws in Pakistan, the pangolin killed by a security guard in Karachi recently might still have been alive...

    Elephants are another species under threat because of the Chinese market for ivory...

  • Processing of animal hides begins at tanneries

    KARACHI: A broken road passing through half-covered drains and a stench mark the way to the country’s billion dollars tannery industry located in the Korangi area, where factories are abuzz with activity these days due to post-Eid business rush...

    According to the Pakistan Tanners’ Association (PAT) estimates, around 1...

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