Newcomer" at the 2011 Songlines Music Awards, musician Raghu Dixit is now receiving
accolades from animal lovers for shooting a brand-new public service announcement for his pals at PETA Youth, PETA India's young division. In the video, viewers are treated to
a taste of his unique blend of international musical styles, as well as an
exclusive interview with Dixit in which he makes it clear that animals are not
here for our entertainment:
"If you want
entertainment, just call Raghu Dixit, and I'll be there with my guitar and sing",
says the self-taught musician and songwriter, whose many hits include "Mysore
Se Aayi", "Mumbai",
"Antaragni", "Hey Bhagwan", "Har Saans Mein" and "Gudugudiya". "Don't go to zoos and circuses and see
animals in trauma and being made to do [uncomfortable] acts for your
Dixit and PETA Youth
want people to know that elephants, horses, camels and other animals used for entertainment are forced to perform unnatural and often dangerous tricks
under the threat of punishment from weapons such as whips, sticks and ankuses –
rods with a sharp metal hook on the end of them. These animals routinely suffer
from loneliness, boredom and frustration from being locked in cramped cages or
chained for hours on end as they travel from city to city.
So like Dixit says, the
next time you're looking for some good entertainment, just listen to some
dynamite music from the Raghu Dixit Project!
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