Ushna Shah calls for stopping culling of stray dogs in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:28 AM, 25 Jul, 2020
Ushna Shah calls for stopping culling of stray dogs in Pakistan

Television actress Ushna Shah has always been vocal about the rights of animals. The actress has raised her voice against what she said merciless culling of dogs across the country.

Taking to Twitter, she criticised the authorities concerned for their failure to take notice of the situation. "I live in Karachi and see it firsthand. No official authority takes responsibility yet there are reports of Sindh govt, KBC and CBC employees brutally killing dogs.” She tweeted.

In another tweet, she said: "The Mayor of Karachi has categorically stated that he has not given orders to cull dogs. KBC employees take it upon themselves to kill even stray street pets whom neighborhoods feed & have adopted. There needs to be a STRICT BAN on this practice all together."

Earlier, Ushna Shah shared a tearful video of an excruciating incident of animal abuse that she came across through a video.

Turning to her Instagram, the actor posted a video in which she was visible overwhelmed with emotions after having watched a tragic and brutal video of a dog being left to die a slow and painful death in Karachi. “I just saw this viral video of a dog,” she began. “He was sleeping next to a building and someone was filming the dog from above.”

“Then, a security truck stops by, and guards step out, shoot the dog near the hind legs and leave,” she continued.

“And since it was not a directly-fatal shot, that dog was left to die a gradual death while wailing in excruciating pain, and there was blood everywhere and everyone was watching, the person filming the video was also watching but no one came forward to help the dog or euthanize him but just kept on watching a voiceless creature in pain.”

She went on further to say that if the dog was pestering someone in the society, it was only because it may have also been subject to abuse “because animals attack for survival, territories or for their defense.”