Celebrating 10 Years of Stars Shining for PETA
They are animal rights activists first and actors, models, singers, and photographers second—and they have played a key role in highlighting PETA India’s work for animals.
Bollywood legend John Abraham stripped to nearly nothing for a “No One Wants to Be Caged. Let Birds Fly Free” ad to make the point that of all the animals people commonly keep in their homes, birds make the most unwilling and unsuitable companions. When captured and caged, birds become depressed, withdrawn and even turn to self mutilation.
Crouched and cowering in a barren, concrete “cell”,celebrated star Amisha Patel focused attention on the sad plight of animals in zoos. Beautiful Bollywood actor Mahima Chaudhary posed walking in the clouds to tell her legions of fans that they too can be “angels” by adopting a healthy and humane vegetarian diet.
Despite the glittering image conjured by circus advertising, performing animals’ lives are truly miserable. Whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and other tools are used to ‘train’ and force animals to perform. Shocked at this cruelty, Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty volunteered to do an ad campaign for PETA in which dressed in a body-hugging tiger-striped bodysuit, she is poised to leap through a ring of fire.
These are just some of the stars that have used their talents to draw attention to the plight of animals. Watch our video and please join me in giving a huge, virtual round of applause to all our fabulous celebrity friends! Then help them spread the word by using the links above to share the video on Facebook or post it to your own Web site.