For Immediate Release:
17 December 2013
Bollywood Beauty Joins Animal Rahat’s Effort to Give Relief to Horses, Donkeys and Bullocks Forced Into Hard Labour This Festive Season
Mumbai – The talented and stunning Bipasha Basu is passionate about a lot of issues, including physical fitness, and has even put out two fitness DVDs. Now the Bollywood siren is coming to the defence of animals forced to work, by donating a package, including an autographed “BB Love Yourself” T-shirt and two free fitness DVDs, to PETA India for auction with proceeds going Animal Rahat, a non-profit group that provides working animals with relief. The auction is live on eBay.com, and details about entering can also be found at PETAIndia.com.
“Horses, bullocks, donkeys and other animals forced to pull heavy loads suffer every day of their lives”, Basu says. “Animal Rahat works tirelessly to alleviate or eliminate this suffering, and that’s something I’m proud to get behind.”
Among Basu’s notable movies are Raaz (2002), No Entry (2005) and Race (2008). Her more recent films include Raaz 3 (2012) and Aatma (2013). Her next releases are Humshakals and Creature 3D.
PETA India supports Animal Rahat, which was founded in 2003 to give relief to horses, bullocks, donkeys and other animals who are forced to work. This life-saving programme offers services throughout three districts in Maharashtra state. Animal Rahat is run by a staff that includes veterinarians, veterinary assistants, animal caretakers and a full-time community educator. The organisation is on call around the clock every day of the year. Some of the group’s accomplishments include conducting vaccination camps for foot-and-mouth disease, stopping cruel bullock races, enlisting the help of local police stations in averting animal abuse and confiscating countless whips, nose ropes, barbed-wire goads, horn-paring equipment and other cruel devices that add misery to working animals’ lives.
For more information, please visit AnimalRahat.com.