Veermata Jijabai Technological
Institute (VJTI) teamed up
with PETA Youth– the young division of PETA India – to hold a 6-kilometre run and a festival. The theme for
both was the promotion of animal rights.
"We're thrilled to have partners as prestigious as VJTI", says
Richa Mithal, PETA Youth's marketing coordinator. "The marathon gave
us an opportunity to talk about animal rights on a personal level with many
young people who want to get active for animals."
The intercollegiate marathon was held in January to urge the government
to pass the Draft Animal Welfare Act, 2011, prepared by the Animal Welfare
Board of India. Passage of the new law is vital because India's current penalties
for cruelty to animals are badly outdated under The Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals Act, 1960.
Students ran wearing petaDishoom (now PETA Youth) T-shirts, which
were given to the first 100 entrants. The event was covered by Channel V and
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