For Immediate Release:
24 January 2012
Sexy Sibling Stars Speak Up for Animals Caged in Zoos
Mumbai – Whether they’re modelling, acting, or appearing in the UTV Bindass reality show The Khan Sisters, Gauahar and Nigaar Khan choose to entertain the public – a choice not offered to the thousands of animals used as attractions in zoos. That’s why the sizzling stars have again teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for an ad campaign in which the sisters appear wearing zebra-striped bodysuits while caged in a zebra-striped box above the words “Think Outside the Box: Boycott Cages, Boycott Zoos”. The ad, which will be featured in the 28 January episode of The Khan Sisters, was shot by ace photographer Gaurav C Bhat and styled by Hazel Paul.
“You don’t learn anything from looking at a sad animal locked up in a zoo”, says Gauahar. “If you want to learn about animals, view them in their natural habitats – visit a nature preserve, or watch a video or read a magazine about them. Don’t support the keeping of animals in unnatural confinement.”
Adds Nigaar, “Like people, animals need freedom. Instead of spending money on breeding animals or capturing them in the wild, we should be spending money on protecting the animals’ natural habitats or on creating reserves and national parks where they can live in peace.”
Hundreds of thousands of animals languish in cages in zoos around the world. Denied everything that is natural and important to them, these animals express their frustration and loneliness through obsessive, repetitive and even self-destructive behaviour such as pacing, head-bobbing and self-mutilation. PETA’s undercover investigations in zoos across India have found appalling neglect, decrepit facilities and animal suffering on a massive scale.
For more information and to view the ad, please visit PETAIndia.com.