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These images are a selection from the Gulf of Mexico in June 2010. The impact of the spill from deep water oil wells is devastating for all living beings who live, work or earn from the sea.
After this, we must question the wisdom of bringing Albertan Tar Sands to British Columbia.
By Our Correspondent
THE Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in collaboration with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised an exhibition of photographs in a bid to highlight different aspects of cruelty to animals and their care at the university campus on Tuesday.
Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Secretary Jehanzeb Khan inaugurated the exhibition. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz, SPCA Honorary Secretary Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, executive members and the university students were present.
Students, the university staff and livestock professionals placed their pictures in the exhibition. The pictures covered both the aspects-cruelty to animals and love for them-by society. Total 300 pictures were received for the exhibition while 80 best pictures were put on display. The three top position winners would get cash prizes of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively on the last day of the show. The exhibition will continue till Oct 30.
Speaking in the inaugural ceremony, Livestock and Dairy Development secretary called for creating awareness about the animal rights.
He said animals had also the right to live in the world with peace, adding that a coalition of animal lovers should be formed to work for animal welfare.
He sought suggestions to amend laws to prevent cruelty to animals and work for their rights, asking the SPCA to make a plan of action for the year 2009 and assured the government support in its animal welfare efforts.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz said the UVAS was an institution dedicated to the welfare of animals, adding that the staff and students of the UVAS would continue giving their contributions in this regard. He deplored that animals were given less food, less water and were subjected to cruelty in society and stressed that animals should be used for research, experiments and other work in a humane way. He said the UVAS had extended its academic scope to other fields besides the veterinary and animal sciences and it was encouraging that even medical doctors and pharmacists were getting postgraduate degrees from the veterinary university.
Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry spoke about the set-up and functioning of the SPCA. He said the SPCA had its centres in 17 districts in the province, which had been working for prevention of cruelty to animals. He suggested that society’s scope should be enhanced by including welfare of animals in its functioning.
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Photo by Saloo Durrani
Surrey, Summer 2008
Photo by Saloo Durrani