Written by Kriti-S
World-renowned dancers and PETA's longtime
pals, Sandip Soparrkar and Jesse Randhawa have stepped forward to help horses
who are forced to pull heavy carriages for "joy rides" in Mumbai.
The celebrity couple was so upset after
reading an account in Mid Day of the
collapse of an exhausted horse at Nariman Point that they fired off a letter to
the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, Subodh Kumar, asking him to ban the cruel
carriages from city streets.
The duo wrote, "Dancers and models know all too well what it is like
to push our bodies to their limits, but we can choose for ourselves when to
work hard and when to stop and rest. Horses required to pull carts have no such
choice; they are regularly pushed beyond the point of complete fatigue."
Celebrities Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Bagheri, John Abraham and Hema
Malini have also spoken out against cruelty to horses in Mumbai. Please join
them in calling for a ban on cruel horse-drawn carriages.
College students aren't the only ones who are going
gaga over our "Hug a Vegetarian" Day. Celebrities, too, are getting
in on the embrace!
"It's a fun way to teach people about the
benefits of being vegetarian", says Bollywood and Tollywood actor Sonu
Sood. "Besides, vegetarians deserve some extra love for helping to save
animals and the environment. Don't be shy – get out there and give all the
vegetarians you know a big hug."
B-town beauty Amrita Rao agrees, telling us, "To
be a vegetarian you need to be sensitive, sacrificing, thoughtful, commitment-oriented
and show consistency. Each of these qualities in a relationship deserve a hug! I'm
a vegetarian. What are you waiting for?"
Cricket player Murali Kartik also knows the score. "I'm
really looking forward to 'Hug a Vegetarian' Day. If you see me out and about,
don't be shy!"
Awww … isn't that sweet? Keep hugging because hugs make this world a better
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