In a country where people are not ready to fight for the basic rights of other humans, it’s indeed rare to see people protesting for animal rights.
Spearheaded by theatre director Nida Butt, who is championing the necessary movement, the protest was carried out at the Press Club on Saturday in an attempt to raise awareness about the dog culling campaign that is being carried out in Karachi in which scores of stray dogs are mercilessly killed by poison or cheap bullets.
Speaking to Instep, Butt shared: “KBC, KMC, CBC, this is a message to you all. Please open your doors and have a dialogue with us. We want to start a spray and neuter program. We have the support of nearly 15 animal organizations. We have the support of a number of vets, such as Dr. Isma and Dr. Ali that they will help spray and neuter. We want to work with you and stop this culling of dogs. I urge the civil society to take a stand. Make a hue and cry about this because no animal deserves to die like this.”
Also present at the protest was host and actress Muzna Ibrahim who recently lost three dogs due to the dog killing campaign. It must be said that though a number of celebrities endorsed the protest on social media, none of them turned up to stand with the protesters.