Written by Kriti-S
John Abraham sure has a golden heart when it comes to
animals. This desi boy has been a long-time
supporter of PETA India, so it's no surprise that when he learned about the
plight of bulls who are abused for jallikattu, he sprang into action.
Even though the Ministry
of Environment and Forests (MoEF) made jallikattu illegal by banning the use of
bulls as performing animals, the Madras High Court Bench gave permission for
jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu. John recently fired off a letter to
Minister of Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan to urge her Ministry to
enforce the ban.
John wrote, "As an actor, I choose to perform,
but animals used for jallikattu and bull races don't. During jallikattu, bulls
are deliberately terrorised and made to suffer for entertainment. They are
taunted by crowds, pushed, hit and wrestled to the ground. During bull races,
the animals are often beaten with nail-studded sticks".
John! PETA has held demonstrations on the streets of Delhi and Chennai to
highlight the urgent need to enforce the ban on jallikattu. Bulls need you to
speak up for them. Support John by taking a
moment to write to the
Bhaiya mere rakhi e bandhan ko nibhaana …
Raksha Bandhan celebrates the relationship between a brother and a sister and symbolises a brother's pledge to protect his sister forever. In advance of this special day, PETA India's "cow" distributed rakhis in Jaipur and urged the public to protect cows by not wearing their skins.
Campaigner Himani Shetty says, "Pledging to protect loved ones is truly noble, and we'd like for the public to extend the same compassion to all others, including animals". Looks like the passers-by agreed with you, Himani, as many of them vowed to protect cows as they would their own sisters.
Our aim was to raise awareness of the cruelty that cows, buffaloes, goats and other animals endure before their skin is made into shoes, bags and other accessories. Pledge to protect cows and other animals by pledging to ditch leather today!
Written by PETA
This World Population Day, Mumbaikars got a chance to see two giant condoms waving placards on Marine Drive. Confused? Don't be! Because dogs can't use condoms, PETA members in costumes urged people to sterilise their dogs.
As campaigner Bhuvaneshari Gupta explained during the demonstration, when people allow their dogs and cats to breed, dogs and cats in animal shelters or on the street lose their chance to be adopted into good homes. The only permanent solution to the problem of dog and cat homelessness is animal birth control: always spay and neuter and never buy animals from breeders or pet stores (instead, opt to adopt from an animal shelter or the street). Sterilising one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and sterilising one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years. Sterilised animals also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight and bite.
So help prevent millions of animals suffering on the street or languishing in animal shelters by pledging to get your companion animals sterilised.
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