Celebrities and netizens are demanding action over the mistreatment of a bear at Karachi Zoo after its video went viral on social media.
Renowned television actress Ushna Shah took to social media to criticize Zoo officials for their failure to provide safe and secure environment to the animals.
Shah further contended that animals must not be in captivation and should be free in their native habitat and environment.
She argued that visiting Zoos and animal shows is in-fact a way of supporting animal cruelty and people must do their part against such activities.
Furthermore, Armeena Rana Khan – a Pakistani Canadian film and television actress and model, took to twitter to demand all Zoo animals to be transferred to sanctuaries.
“These creatures belong in the wild not in cages for our perverse entertainment,” she tweeted.
Armeena Khan also highlighted the incident of a brown bear panting due to extreme heat and lack of necessary relevant measures at 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,” she said.
Meanwhile, Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has maintained that the bear at Karachi Zoo is safe and in healthy condition.