“We are surrounded by cruelty in Pakistan ALL THE TIME. We witness it first hand every day. Every time we pass a donkey cart thats loaded with too much weight. When we see people throwing stones at a scared dog. When we see under fed camels at the beach being used for entertainment while their owner beats them with sticks to “steer” them. We see it every time a clifton cantonment board truck slowly passes through our neighborhoods throwing chunks of poisoned meat randomly to kill every dog, cat, puppy, kitten or EAGLE who might be unfortunate enough to chance upon it. Despite ALL of these first hand sightings of cruelty, DESPITE the thousands upon thousands of lives LOST in front of our eyes or under the tyres of our cars, we STILL CHOOSE to ignore the plight of animals? Despite all of this excessive violence aimed towards the MOST MARGINALIZED and HELPLESS part of our society, we choose to turn our heads the other way and remain indifferent? Are we even worthy of being called human if we lack the basic humanity that makes us so?
We urge you all to OPEN your hearts and minds and bring yourself to CARE for beings OTHER than yourself, because in the words of Ingrid Newkirk, “when it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.”" -PFAR