Anoushey pens heartfelt note to empathize with animals

The beautiful VJ and host, Anoushey Ashraf is known for her flamboyant style and her extensive traveling, giving all her fans some legit travel goals. Due to her adroit speaking skills and absolutely perfect expressions, she is often invited to host various shows across the country.

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But these are not the only characteristics that make Anoushey different. What makes her unique and close to our hearts is her advocacy for nature. The diva is undisputedly a staunch supporter of wildlife conservation and has stepped up innumerable times becoming a voice of the voiceless.

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Recently the prima donna has taken to Instagram to express her love for helpless animals, shedding light on the animals she has rescued on various instances. Recalling her experience of saving a kitten at the age of six, she writes, “I had rescued my first injured animal at the age of six perhaps. A little kitten from the street across the road from our house. That’s how it all began.”

She goes on to reminisce about saving an injured cow, followed by injured Kite and pup, a limping dog and a visually impaired kitten. She has also adopted lambs, rabbits, ducklings, hens, a partridge, turtles, and some geese.

She continues, “By the time I turned 9, our backyard was a mini zoo. And we were proud of it. A little corner for the blind, injured and hurt. Another for the ones recuperating. The rest were allowed to roam free. They dirtied the placed, they made it smell funny but they gave me so so so much joy. And my Mom let me keep each of them. For which I will forever be grateful.”

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She also reveals that her admiration for nature and travel has come from her father but she has inherited animal-loving from her mother. Talking about how her mother loves pets more than her own self, she emphasizes, “She carries Suri around to places like she would her own child. When I was unsure about keeping another rescue Pixie many years later, my mom was the one who convinced me to give that dog our home.”

She shares that every animal she kept as a pet has brought her “joy, luck, immense love and pain.” She remembers her friend, Faisal Baig, consoling her after the death of her dog Mika.” She explains, when she asked her friend about whether she will ever be able to meet Mika, he said, “God loves you, and when those who love Him ask him for something, God always comes through, so if that’s what you want, you will see him again.”

In the closing paragraph, she urges all her fans to stay nice to animals, undermine hunting, discourage animal circuses, riding animals for mere fun and water shows amongst others. She ends her heartfelt note by expressing gratitude to her mother, “Thank you Ma, for leading by example.”

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I had rescued my first injured animal at the age of six perhaps. A little kitten from the street across the road from our house. That’s how it all began. Soon after there was an injured baby crow, fallen from a tree. An injured Kite. An injured pup. I always wanted to adopt the dog no one wanted from the litter because of it’s limp, or the kitten that couldn’t see. All this was also followed by bringing in unhurt but very cute lambs, rabbits, ducklings, hens, a partridge, turtles and some geese. By the time I turned 9, our backyard was a mini zoo. And we were proud of it. A little corner for the blind, injured and hurt. Another for the ones recuperating. The rest were allowed to roam free. They dirtied the placed, they made it smell funny but they gave me so so so much joy. And my Mom let me keep each of them. For which I will forever be grateful. I often talk about how my love for nature, travel etc has been inherited from my dad. But my love for animals comes from my mom. Even today, she carries Suri around to places like she would her own child. When I was unsure about keeping another rescue Pixie many years later, my mom was the one who convinced me to give that dog our home. She secretly loved/loves them all more than I do but has someone to blame when they tire her out. Animals have brought us joy, luck, immense love and pain. When my dog Mika passed away, I couldn’t sleep for nights but my dearest friend Faisal Baig consoled me with words even he may have forgotten himself. But they remain with me even today. I asked him if I’d ever be reunited with my dog again, even if religion doesn’t specially say much on the matter. He replied with a gentle ‘God loves you, and when those who love Him ask him for something, God always comes through, so if that’s what you want, you will see him again’ I urge each of you to be nice to all animals, discourage hunting, encourage humane slaughter ( this one’s debatable), avoid animal circuses, riding elephants for fun, water shows etc and donate as much as you can to the @acfanimalrescueofficial foundation for them to continue the amazing work they do! Thank you Ma, for leading by example.

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Had more people come on the same page for animals’ rights as Anoushey, Pakistan would undoubtedly become a more humane place for all species to live in.

More power to you Anoushey! We are certain that the people reading this will play their part in this cause.

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Syed Omer Nadeem

Masters in Journalism.

An avid reader, food enthusiast, and a writer, by passion.

Currently working at ARY Digital as a Lifestyle Editor

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