Famous Pakistani designer Nilofer Shahid has received criticism for using a lion cub during the photoshoot of her new launch.
Soon after the pictures of the shoot went viral on the internet. Netizens had shared their concern on the matter. One of the social media users wrote, “Insensitivity & callousness,” he wrote. The opinion writer also said that such treatment of animals is “uncalled for, illegal and violates basic rights of animals” which is guaranteed to them under our legal system.”
Insensitivity & calousness. Top Designer Nilofer Shahid uses Lion as prop to promote her dress during a photoshoot. When will people realise animals are sentient beings, such treatment is uncalled for, illegal & violates basic rights of animals guaranteed under our legal system. pic.twitter.com/xIps7Qyc89
— Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi (@SalmanKNiazi1) November 12, 2021
Meanwhile, referencing Salman Khan Niazi an opinion writer’s tweet condemning the act, a lawyer from Lahore wrote a Tweet mentioning PEMRA in it to take legal notice. “This is a violation of several laws on animal rights. I am surprised how on the earth can animals be used as props. Pemra has passed a judgment whereby using animals as props is not allowed.”
This is a violation of several laws on animal rights. I am surprised how on the earth can animals be used as props. @reportpemra has passed a judgment whereby using animals as props is not allowed. https://t.co/VF2VkCQyXH
— Pansota (@Pansota1) November 12, 2021
کچھ تو شرم کرو۔جانوروں تک کو نہی بخشتے اپنی گندی ماڈلنگ کے لیے۔یہ اگر یورپ میں ایسا کرتے تو اب تک جرمانہ ہو چکا ہوتا۔ہاکستان ہے اس لیے کوئی پوچھنے والا نہی۔
— Waseem sunny (@Waseemsunny12) November 13, 2021
Earlier a couple received serious backlash for using a sedated lion cub for their wedding shoot.
@PunjabWildlife does your permit allow for a lion cub to be rented out for ceremonies?Look at this poor cub sedated and being used as a prop.This studio is in Lahore where this cub is being kept.Rescue him please pic.twitter.com/fMcqZnoRMd
— save the wild (@wildpakistan) March 7, 2021