Cricketer Kartik Murali Receives PETA’s ‘Compassionate Athlete Award’

For Immediate Release:
16 November 2015

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Group Recognises Bowler for Promoting Vegetarian Meals

New Delhi – In recognition of cricketer Kartik Murali‘s work in encouraging the public to follow his lead by going meat-free, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will be presenting him with a Compassionate Athlete Award.

“Kartik Murali never stops letting the world know how the simple act of choosing a vegetarian meal can spare animals daily suffering and result in great health”, says PETA India Associate Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. “PETA India is honoured to have such a strong player on the animals’ team.”

Kartik has worked to highlight how animals suffer in the meat industry. Chickens, for example, are crowded by the thousands into filthy, dark sheds where they’re surrounded by their own waste. Birds and other animals killed for food are crammed into vehicles for slaughter in such high numbers that many sustain broken bones, suffocate or die en route. At slaughterhouses, workers often hack at the throats of goats, sheep and other animals with dull blades.

In addition to his work to promote vegetarian meals, Kartik is quick to report animals in distress to PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, “animals are not ours to eat”. He is part of a growing list of athletes and other celebrities – including Anil Kumble,Sushil Kumar,Pankaj Advani,R Madhavan, Lara Dutta, Pamela Anderson,Shahid Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Vidyut Jammwaland Paul McCartney – who have teamed up with PETA India or its international affiliates to promote kindness to animals.

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