Caged dogs, cats and rabbits found dead in Pakistan pet market abandoned due to coronavirus lockdown – Daily Mail


Hundreds of caged dogs, cats and rabbits are found dead in Pakistan pet markets abandoned due to coronavirus lockdown

  • Animal activists discovered 70% of pets at Empress Market, Karachi, dead
  • The markets were closed amid a two-week lockdown in a bid to stop Covid-19 
  • Some pet shop owners resorted to sneaking in at night to try to feed them 

The dead bodies of caged cats, dogs and rabbits have been discovered inside Pakistan‘s pet markets that were abandoned when the country went into lockdown.  

As the coronavirus pandemic grew, Pakistan’s major cities were plunged into lockdown which forced many shops to close.

Only market stalls selling essential goods such as food and medicine were allowed to continue operating. 

It left pet shop owners blocked from their businesses, some resorting to sneaking in at night to feed the animals.

A vendor moves the cages of animals outside his closed shop in Karachi during the nationwide lockdown