Category: Cruelty to Animals in Pakistan

Seasonal Hunting Hurting Migratory Birds

Migratory birds from Siberia and other extremely cold regions in the north spend winters in the mild climate of Sindh. The contentious practice of legal hunting serves the dual interests of both the government, which earns substantial revenue through the issuance of licenses and the hunters, who get to pursue their seasonal hobby; however for […]

Another Leopard Hunted Down in Bara

In Jan 2024, local tribesmen fatally shot a common leopard following reports of the animal attacking a child in the Khyber tribal district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. According to local residents, the incident occurred when an adult common leopard entered Khan Kaleem village in the Shalober area of Bara Tehsil, resulting in an attack on a child […]

Hunters & Poachers Arrested in Rawalpindi

The Punjab Wildlife Protection Department issued 1,242 challans against illegal poachers in Rawalpindi district in 2023. The department captured and released 10,000 wild birds and 40 wild animals and issued Rs14.202 million fine to illegal hunters in 2023. A Rawalpindi court also imposed Rs 37,000 fine on illegal poachers. The department issued 5,507 challans and […]