Mehr va Oqibat: Animal Rights in Uzbekistan

By |December 9th, 2013|Central Asia, Features, Journeys, Uzbekistan|

A man is walking on the side of the road. He carries shopping bags in both hands. As soon as he sees a stray dog lying in the shade of a tree, he puts the bags down, picks up a stone and throws it at the animal. The dog is hit; it whines and runs [...]

Tashkent: Sights and Animal Rights

By |October 7th, 2013|Asia, Journeys, Uzbekistan|

"What was your first impression of Uzbekistan? " the students ask. "Many passport controls," I reply. We are at the Amir Timur museum in Tashkent. I'm standing in the middle and the students in a semicircle around me. I start to think, they are not here for the ruler of the 14th Century, but to [...]