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Elephant's Plight Sparks Uproar in Pakistan

The plight of Kaavan, a mentally tormented bull elephant confined to a small pen in the Islamabad Zoo for nearly three decades, has galvanized a rare animal rights campaign in Pakistan.   Local and international animal rights organizations launched the campaign a year ago after reports that zookeepers were beating the elephant and denying it food. An online petition has gained over 280,000 signatures and small protests have been held outside the zoo. Raza Rabbani, the chairman of...

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