Did you know that bear-baiting still thrives in Pakistan?
Abolitionist: What happens to the dogs? Has WSPA rescued any dogs?
Fakhar: The dogs are owned by very powerful landlords in Pakistan. We haven’t started any confiscation of the dogs because we have basically been concentrating on the bears. Dogs also receive injuries but their physical needs are looked after very well by these landlords. The gypsies however make the bear’s claws blunt and they remove the bears incisors and canine teeth as they can’t pluck the molars and pre molars. These teeth are crushed by a hammer which is again a very painful and unnecessary procedure. One can only imagine how little these bears can defend themselves against the dogs.