SouthAsia magazine is to be applauded for publishing a series of articles on animal rights this year.

The current issue (November 2010) of Southasia magazine includes my article, Animals Have Rights Too! The article is the last in an extensive series published throughout this year. Veteran animal rights advocate Syed Rizvi worked closely with the magazine on their production. I donated my fee for writing the article to the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society.

Animal Rights or Animal Liberation should not be viewed as a foreign moral code being imported into Pakistan. As a matter of fact, its seed was sowed in the land of Harappa and Taxila where Buddhism once flourished, and which now form part of Pakistan. Buddhism emphasizes doing no harm to animals. Islam, the religion followed by most Pakistanis, also supports the ethical treatment of animals […]

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