Strike a Chord for Kindness, and Enter to Win a Guitar From Furtados!

Posted on by PETA



Shredding on a guitar is pretty much the epitome of cool. But shredding birds with kite strings? That’s just cruel. To help raise awareness of the deadly hazard that sharp manja poses to birds – and just in time for World Music Day on 21 June – the music experts at Furtados are teaming up with PETA India to give away a fabulous to one lucky winner.

Manja used in kite-flying competitions is gummed and coated with powdered and finely crushed glass or metal. The razor-sharp string is deadly for thousands of pigeons, crows, owls, and other birds – including endangered species such as vultures – who are wounded, including by being slashed, or killed when they become entangled in it. Every year, it injures and kills humans, too. The strings have cut open the throats of people travelling on motorbikes, and children flying kites near power lines have been electrocuted.

Ready to say “no” to using dangerous kite strings and “yes” to a chance to win a sweet new six-string? All you have to do is fill out the form below to be entered in our contest. Good luck!

This contest is for residents of India only. The call for entries closes on 11th July and the winners will be announced by 13th July.

Are you a US resident? PETA US will show you some love by hooking you up with lots of other cool contests!