For Immediate Release:
23 April 2020
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
12–Year–Old‘s Drawings of Companion Animals Have Raised Rs 70,000 for PETA India and Other Animal Welfare Charities
Mumbai – After celebrated Bollywood choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan shared her daughter Anya‘s efforts to raise money for animals in need during the COVID-19 crisis, celebrities and the public jumped at the chance to order a sketch from the 12-year-old artist. Anya‘s drawings of animals have already raised Rs 70,000 for animal charities, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
PETA India‘s animal rescue team continues to work around the clock to respond to calls regarding animals in distress. Calls to the helpline on (0) 98201 22602 have increased by 150% since the pandemic began.
“Anya Kunder is proving that you‘re never too young to make the world a better place for animals,“ says PETA India Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. “As long as there are dogs, cats, cows, and other animals in our communities who need help, PETA India will continue to assist them – and Anya is helping us do that.“
Among those praising Anya‘s efforts and commissioning sketches are Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Zoya Akhtar, Tahira Kashyap, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sonu Sood, and Rajeev Masand, just to name a few.
People can make donations to support PETA India‘s vital work for animals here.
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way“ – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.