A white tiger used by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to demonstrate the party’s might in its election campaign died during a rally on Wednesday.
The tiger was spotted in rallies led by Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Nawaz Sharif, in Lahore.
According to details, the rare tiger was brought unconscious to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Tuesday evening. The vets there tried to revive the animal but to no avail.
The World Wide Fund (WWF) termed the use of white tiger in election campaign as violation of international laws. According to a report, white tigers are endangered animals and are extremely sensitive to heat and noise.
With temperatures in Lahore soaring past 30 degrees Celsius and there being nothing but noise at the political rallies, the tiger could not survive.
WWF also confirmed that famed actor and conservationist Faryal Gohar would file a petition with the Lahore High Court against the illegal use of wildlife animals at rallies.