The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore observed World Animal Day here in City Campus Lahore.

An awareness walk was arranged to mark the day to create awareness among the public about the protection and conservation of animal lives, humane handling of animals in feeding, treatment and also misuse (Fights) for entertainment purposes.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad led the walk while Chairman Department of Parasitology Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf, Emeritus Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Prof Dr Aneela Zameer Durrani and a number of students from Vets Care Club, faculty members and staff members from Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) participated. The walk started from the Vice-Chancellor Office and culminated in-front of Main Lawn after taking a round of City Campus. Similar activities were also arranged at other campuses of UVAS.

World Animal Day is observed worldwide on October 4, to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.  It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education, we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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