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SPCA Centenary Souvenir

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A magazine published by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Karachi, Pakistan in 1978 on the occasion of their 100th birthday.
A magazine published by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Karachi, Pakistan in 1978 on the occasion of their 100th birthday.

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Published by: Pakistan Animal Welfare Society on Jan 10, 2008
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The
Society
for
the
Prevention
of
Cruelty
to
Animals
Karachi.
bV
LadyConstantine
"He
prayedwell.
who
loved
well;
Both
man,
and
bird,
andbeast;
He
prayeth
best.
who
loveth
best;
All
thingsboth
great
and
small;
For
our
dearGod
who
lovoth
us,
Ha
maketh
and
loveth
aiL"
Coleridge
"Nocivilization
is
complete
which
does
not
includeGod's
dumb
and
defenceless
creatures
within
the
shere
of
charity
and
Mercy,"
QueenVictoria
Inspired
by
these
well
knownwords,
a
group
of
revered
enthusiastsnamelySirWilliam
LeeWarner
together
with
KhanBahadurHassanally,BegEffendi.Messrs
lagget
Price,SayedHassanMediru.TanceDensoand
Mr.
Framroze
E.
Punth::lkp.vr.onveneda
public
meetingatFrereHallGardenonthe
18th
day
ofMay1880.
Asaresult
of
that
meetingtheKarachiS.P.C.A.
was
inaugurated.
This
Societyhasgreatpleasure
now
inpresenting
this
souvenir
to
its
membersandtothepublic.Depending
as
it
doeslargelyonthepatronage
of
thepublic.the
Society
hasdeveloped
with
thehelpandencouragementfromallquarters.The
growing
interestinitshumane
works
isa
testimony
to
its
usefulness.
Unfortunately
cruelty
will
remaininevitable
as
long
as
we
have
to
rearanimals
for
foodonalargescale
without
inflicting
suffering.
Even
if
intensivemethodsare
not
used,
traditional
farming
involvescastration.theseparation
of
mothersandyoungones,thetreatingup
of
herds,branding,
overcrowdedtransportation
to
theslaughterhousesand
finally
theslaughter
iltelf
which
is
slow
andcanbe
very
painfulaccording
to
some
religions.
Welike
to
criticize
andprotestabout
bull
fighting
inSpainand
South
America,the
killing
of
baby
sealsinCanada,
but
about
thehidden
daily
cruelty
going
oneverywherearoundusweprefer
to
shut
our
eyes,Wehaveseen
how,
in
violation
of
thefundamentalmoralprinciple
of
consideration
that
 
oughtto
govern
our
relation
with
allbeings,humans
inflict
suffering
on
n o n ~
humans
for
trivial
purposes,andweshallsee
how
generation
after
generation
of
Westernthinkershas
sought
todefendthe
right
of
humans
to
do
this.
Even
if
we
gosofar
as
theBibleandtheancients
of
GreeceVerse29Igenesissuggests
thatat
first
Manlivedonherbsandfruits
of
thetrees.andhas
often
beenpictured
as
ascene
of
perfectpeace,in
whichkilling
of
any
kind
would
havebeen
out
of
place,Manruled,
but
in
this
earthly
paradise,
he
wasabenevolentdespot.
After
thefall
of
man.
killing
animals
clearly
waspermissible,GodhimselfclothedAdamand
Eve
inanimalskins
before
driving
them
out
of
theGarden
of
Eden.ThenthedelugeandNoah
towhom
allcreatureshavebeendelivered
into
hishandsand
that
he
has
divine
permission
to
kill
andeatthem.ThisistheHebrew
writings
towards
non-humans.Thesecondancient
tradition
of
Western
thought
isthat
of
Greece.Herewehave
conflicting
tendencies.Pythagoras
was
avegetarianandencouragedallhis
followers
totreatallanimals
with
respect.
apparently
becausehebelievedthatthesoul
of
thedeadmigrated
to
animals.ThencamePlatoandhis
pupilAristotle,not
only
theyhad
not
the
slightestconsideration
for
animals
but
none
eilher
forafreeman
who
hadlesser
amount
of
reasoningpower.Nature.
theythought.
isessentiallya
hierarchy
in
which
those
with
lessreasoning
ability
exist
for
the
salce
of
those
wilh
more.
After
theGreekswehavetheRomans
who
foralong
time
Intheirfamousgameskilledbeastsandhumans
with
equal
ferocity
andpleasure.Therewereandtheleare
leligions,
especiallyIntheEast
which
have
laughtthat
all
life
issacred
butChristianity
spreadtheidea
that
everyhuman
life
and
only
humanlifeissacred;so
while
the
attitudetowards
humanbeings
was
softened.
attitudetowards
animalsremainedcallousand
brutal
as
it
wasinRomantimes.Infact
il
wasworsebecausetherehadbeena
few
Romans
likeOvid.
SenecaProphiryandespeciallyPlutarch
who
had
shown
compassionandadvocateda
kindtreatment
to
animalsontheground
of
universal
behaviour.
There
werefewChristian
saints
who
hadsometimesfeelingsforanimals
butthey
madenoimpact.Wehad
10
wait
nearly
1800
yearsbeforeany
Christian
writer
botheredaboutthecausedearto
our
hearts.
At
least
now,
mostcountrieshave
an
S,P.C.A.But
this
isnoanswer,noremedyby
failing
to
attackthemajor
kindof
crueltytoanimals;thesegroupshave
allowed
the
public
todelude
itself
thatalliswell.The
difficultywith
theanimals
was
andis
that
they
cannot
act
as
apressure
group
to
get
their
rights
andhave
to
depend
entirely
onus.
To
allow
someimprovements
to
bemadeandtolast.weneedLaws.NationalandInternational,
that
sanctiontheruthless
exploitation
of
non-humansforhumanends.Wemusthavearadicalbreak
with
morethanthousands
of
years
of
Western
thoughtabout
ilnimals.
Itwill
come
but
when?

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