Tag: Aminals

Regularly Visit & Monitor the Zoos

We all should visit the zoos, and highlight the plight of animals there in order to get the living conditions of these animals improved. As a long term measure, awareness about animal rights can be raised in the general public; and children must be educated about these rights by including the subject in the syllabus […]

No Funds for the Islamabad Zoo

Islamabad’s Development Authority has placed the much awaited remodelling of the Zoo on the back burner after spending over Rs30 million on it. Paucity of funds is again said to be the main reason behind the delay in the project, which was launched in 2008. Intentions of the CDA bosses can be judged from their […]

Animals Continue to Suffer at the Landhi Korangi Zoo

A number of poor animals are suffering and living in miserable conditions at the Landhi -Korangi Zoo which experts believe needs to be closed down forthwith as a facility to house animals because the government has failed to bring about any improvement in the affairs of the zoo which has been functioning in the city […]

When Babies Don’t Fit Plan, Question for Zoos Is, Now What?

Zookeepers around the world, facing limited capacity and pressure to maintain diverse and vibrant collections of endangered species, are often choosing between two controversial methods: birth control and euthanasia. In the United States, the choice is contraception. Chimps take human birth control pills, giraffes are served hormones in their feed, and grizzly bears have slow-releasing […]

American Zoo Problems

“We as a society have to decide if it is going to be ethically and morally appropriate to simply display animals for entertainment purposes,” said the director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, part of the National Zoo in Washington. “In my opinion, that model is broken. There needs to be an explicit role for […]

The Whole Idea of Zoo Itself as a Scientific Institution is Challengeable

Zoos have become akin to death row for these wild animals when the whole idea of setting them up was exactly the opposite. As of 2013, Pakistan has about eight recognised zoological parks but many believe the actual number to be between 50 to 100 if unregistered facilities are included. The ethical dilemma of keeping […]

Bull Fighting

In this civilized age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago. It is difficult to understand how crowds of people will pay money and take pleasure in watching one lone creature, who has never done them […]

Book on Indian Birds by Madhaviah Krishnan

You should read this book if you know nothing about birds, and equally, if you marvel at them or enjoy watching them and listening to their calls. Madhaviah Krishnan, one of India’s greatest naturalists, and incontestably our finest nature writer in English, will hold you spellbound with his lapidary descriptions of birds in the forest, […]

Shelter for Cats at a Site in Rome Where Brutus Stabbed Caesar

Cats have prowled the streets of Rome since ancient times, more recently finding refuge with an association of volunteers who have lovingly tended to thousands of strays over the years amid the ruins of a site where Brutus is thought to have stabbed Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. The shelter, in an underground space abutting […]

Diclofenac Killing Vultures

For the small number of vulture lovers the world over, good news comes from Sindh. In June 2009, a new “vulture restaurant” opened to provide safe food for the endangered birds — no reservations needed, but it’s always a fierce fight for the flesh. Similar vulture ventures have already been successful inSouth Africa,IndiaandNepal, where one […]