In Pakistan, bear baiting is banned under the Prevention of cruelty to animals act (1890), yet it is still being practiced to some extent due to lack of coordination between the officials and the organizers, also currently due to feudal government system, there has been a noticeable rise in the practice of this sport, especially in Sindh and somewhat in Punjab. Due to which the control over these events has also been affected to some extent.
This year’s percentage of controlled events had been 78%. But still the efficiency and zeal of our team is at peak. Our broad network has great aptitude to cover wider areas, provide timely information, have the potentials to stop such events and have the capability to bring the culprits to book. Following is a graph of present statistics of bear baiting in Punjab and Sindh.
Percentage of stopped events from total bear baiting events
Our long term goals are:
1. To develop such strategies through which this sudden rise in events should be controlled by the authorities.
2. To provide the bear owners with a suitable livelihood, that is uprooting the main cause of the problem.
3. To further monitor the movement of bears from wild to these areas for future conservation of the bears in wild of Pakistan.