Be a Bro or Sis to Animals on Raksha Bandhan

Posted on by PETA

During Raksha Bandhan, the festival of siblings, it’s customary for girls to tie a rakhi on their brother’s wrist in the hope that he’ll have a long life. In turn, guys generally give gifts to their sisters and promise to be a good sibling.

Ultimately, it’s a celebration of love and protection. So, this Raksha Bandhan, which is celebrated on 20 August, PETA encourages people to be a bro or sis to animals, too.

You can do that even if you’re an only child – or if you’ve never forgiven your sibling for putting chewing gum in your hair or telling the whole school about your “secret” crush.

The following are five ways that you can be a bro or sis for animals:

  1.  Go vegan! Each vegan spares the lives of many animals every year – and you can help even more animals if you prompt your family members and friends to watch PETA’s “Glass Walls” video and go vegan, too!
  2. Choose cruelty-free cosmetics and household products.
  3. Pledge not to buy or wear leather. Share the video “Skin Trade” with your family members and friends and urge them to choose compassionate clothing, too.
  4. Get active to help animals in circuses.
  5. Join the Street Team and help abused, exploited and neglected animals on Raksha Bandhan and all year round.

No matter what you do, please be a good bro or sis to animals. All living beings deserve compassion – whether they’re closely related to you or not.