John Abraham Puts Autographed Jersey on Auction Block to Help Animals

For Immediate Release:
5 February 2016

Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Rocky Handsome Star Joins Animal Rahat’s Effort to Give Relief to Horses, Donkeys, Bullocks and Other Working Animals

Mumbai – One of Bollywood’s hottest leading men and owner of the NorthEast United FC, John Abraham has a heart as big as his sex appeal – for proof, just look at the football jersey the Rocky Handsome star signed and donated for auction. Proceeds will go to Animal Rahat, a non-profit group that provides working animals with relief. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s US affiliate is running the auction, which is live on More details can be found at

“The bulls, donkeys, horses and other animals who pull heavy loads day in and day out are in desperate need of care”, says Abraham. “I couldn’t be more pleased that this jersey will go to support Animal Rahat’s tireless efforts to help these animals.”

Abraham regularly works to benefit animals. He previously called on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to make all circuses in India animal-free on behalf of PETA India, and he starred in a PETA India campaign that called on everyone to let birds be free – not caged.

PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – and its US affiliate support Animal Rahat, which was founded in 2003 to give relief to horses, bullocks, donkeys and other animals who are forced to work. Animal Rahat’s team of veterinarians, veterinary assistants, animal caretakers and community educators are on call around the clock every day of the year, offering services throughout three districts in Maharashtra state. Some of the group’s accomplishments include conducting vaccination camps, stopping cruel bullock races, and confiscating countless whips, nose ropes, barbed-wire goads, horn-paring equipment and other cruel devices that add misery to working animals’ lives.

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