English Vinglish beauty Priya Anand wants
fans to know that cages are not for the birds! Dressed in white attire, Bollywood, Kollywood and
Tollywood hottie Priya Anand took part in a PETA campaign to point out
that birds were born to be free and that locking them in cages and denying them
their freedom and the opportunity to fly is cruel. The compelling campaign was
shot by leading photographer Sunder Ramu,
and Priya's beautiful outfit was designed and styled by Chaitanya Rao.
"Birds are born to fly free and no one should
steal their freedom from them", says Priya Anand. In nature, birds
engage in social activities such as taking sand baths, playing hide-and-seek,
dancing, building nests with their mates and nurturing their young. But when
they're caged, these same vibrant animals become depressed and
Keeping birds in cages is also often illegal. The
Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and the amendment added to it in 1991
ban the capture and trade of all 1,200 varieties of indigenous birds in India.
In spite of this, 300 species of birds are openly sold in markets, including
munias, mynas, parrots, owls, hawks, peacocks, parakeets and other species.
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