A lion for a pet: Inside the untamed market for wild animals in Pakistan

The latest scramble among politicians to procure lions was witnessed in the run-up to the general elections on July 25, 2018. In a phone interview, Wains says he sold as many as 12 white lions and 19 brown lions between the months of April and July this year to different Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidates in various parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. “I do not share the PMLN’s political ideology but the party was good for my business.”

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The latest scramble among politicians to procure lions was witnessed in the run-up to the general elections on July 25, 2018. In a phone interview, Wains says he sold as many as 12 white lions and 19 brown lions between the months of April and July this year to different Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidates in various parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. “I do not share the PMLN’s political ideology but the party was good for my business.”

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  • Muriel Servaege

    A lion for pet? This is totally irresponsible and awfully cruel: look at the lion’s face in the picture. I feel absolutely sorry for him.

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