Shut down Karachi Zoo, it’s pure evil, says Mashal Khan 

By: News Desk      Published: 04:21 PM, 29 Sep, 2020
Shut down Karachi Zoo, it’s pure evil, says Mashal Khan 

Television actress Mashal Khan shared a viral video of a panting baby bear on her Instagram and showed how animals are treated at the Karachi Zoo

Taking to Instagram, Mashal uploaded the video and wrote: “I’m sick to my stomach after learning of this poor baby in Karachi Zoo, being jailed without food, water, health care. Look at her panting. Look at the size of her nails. Look at her fur. Look at the agony in her eyes; begging onlookers fir help. PLEASE help her by raising your voice against this. Shut down Karachi zoo! It is pure evil! Put an end to this.”

Following this, actor Imran Abbas also commented on her post saying, "This is heart wrenching." But that wasn't all, since many public figures then took it upon themselves to reshare the video and amplify Khan's voice. Among them was actress Ushna Shah, who has previously raised her voice for animal rights.

Ushna Shah took to Instagram to pen an elaborate note along with the video, while sharing another image of a healthy looking baby bear - pictured in its natural habitat.

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Salam, Pehlee doh videos hein Karachi Zoo mein eik reech kee jo garmee mein tarap raha hei. Teesri image hei eik reech kee jo apnay kudratee mohawl mein hei. JaanwaroN ki numaish unkey saath na-insaafi hei aur unn pey shadeed Zulm hei. Agar janwar dekhne ka shoq hei toh unn key mohowl mein jaa key dekhna chahiye. Jab aap Zoo jaatey hein toh aap inki takleef ka hissa bantey hein. Eisee jagoN ko band karwa deina chahiye. Zoo eik Eisee jail hei jahaN sab Qaidee bey-gunah hein. Please Karachi Zoo, aur apney har sheher ley zoo key khilaaf apni local government ko likhiye aur in bey-rehem idaaroN ko bilkul bhee support matt keejiye. Zoo aur marine-animal shows ko bilkul bhee support matt keejiye aur apney dostoN aur rishtaydaroN ko bhee samjhayein key janwaroN ki numaish karna aur dekhna shadeed bey-rehmi hei. Jangli janwaroN ko unkey mohol mein sey nikaal key chottay enclosures yah phir pinjroN mein rakhna SHADEED ZULM hei. Allah ney jinko jungle aur pahar diye, Jinko darya aur samundar diye aur Jinko urney Key liye khula Asmaan diya.. unko qaid kar key rakhna Eik nihayat bhayanak harkat hei jo sirf insaan karta hei. Iss haqeeqat pey ghaur keejiye, apney dil mein rehem aur narmee peida kee jiye aur qudrat key khilaaf iss harkat ko khatam keejiye. Insan insaniyat bhool chukey hein, bey-zubaan key liye awaaz uthayiye. Inki bhee aah lagtee hei. @karachi_zoo_incompetence #karachizoo #karachi #cityofkarachi @wwfpak @wwf #animalabuseinpakistan #brownbearkarachi #brownbear #bearabuse #ushnashah #ushna

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She wrote, "Pehlee doh videos hein Karachi Zoo mein eik reech kee jo garmee mein tarap raha hei. Teesri image hei eik reech kee jo apnay kudratee mohawl mein hei (The first two videos show a baby bear panting because of the heat at the Karachi zoo, while the last image shows a baby bear in its natural habitat)."

"Jaanwaron ki numaish unkey saath na-insaafi hei aur unn pey shadeed Zulm hei. Agar janwar dekhne ka shoq hei toh unn key mohowl mein jaa key dekhna chahiye (The display of animals is immense injustice, if you are so interested in watching animals, kindly observe them in their natural habitats)," pointed out the star,

She went on to reiterate how visiting zoos meant contributing to the sufferings of enslaved animals. "Eisee jagahon ko band karwa deina chahiye. Zoo eik eisee jail hei jahan sab qaidee bey-gunah hein (Places like the zoo should be closed down because they are prisons where all inmates are innocent)."

She then urged her followers to raise their voice against all zoos in their respective cities so that their local governments can take action against these vile practices. "Zoo aur marine-animal shows ko bilkul bhee support matt keejiye aur apney dosto aur rishtaydaron ko bhee samjhayein key janwaron ki numaish karna aur dekhna shadeed bey-rehmi hei (Do not support zoos or marine animal shows and please educate your family and friends against them. Make them understand that such exhibits are cruel)."

Reiterating how God has granted jungles, mountains, seas, rivers, and an entire sky to wild animals, Shah then asked how humans could imprison them in small, enclosed spaces for their own entertainment? "Unko qaid kar key rakhna Eik nihayat bhayanak harkat hei jo sirf insaan karta hei. Iss haqeeqat pey ghaur keejiye, apney dil mein rehem aur narmee peida kee jiye aur qudrat key khilaaf iss harkat ko khatam keejiye," she concluded.

Actress Armeena Khan also chimed in on the matter and took to Twitter to urge authorities to take action against the brutality. She wrote, "Here we go again, this time it’s Karachi zoo. This poor bear is thirsty, extremely hot and probably very, very hungry. The poor creature will die if something isn’t done for it. Please help."

Taking notice of the #SaveTheBear hashtag, advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Law and Environment Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, then tweeted about the same, informing his followers about the bear's health. He went on to claim that the baby bear named Ranoo was 'healthy' but 'lonely'.