For Immediate Release:
12 May 2021
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Lucknow – A is on the way from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chiranjeev Nath Sinha to thank him for his work providing community cows and other animals with food and care as the state faces COVID-19–related lockdowns.
“Community animals can starve and suffer during lockdown because they depend on our leftover foods for sustenance,” says PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate. “PETA India is recognising this honourable officer for lending a hand to animals in need and setting an example of compassion for everyone to follow.”
PETA India is encouraging kind people to continue feeding community animals during lockdowns, noting that it is safe to do so while complying with basic protocols, such as wearing a mask and maintaining distance from others. Everyone should keep an eye out for animals in distress and call PETA India’s animal emergency response team on (0) 9820122602 for assistance.
During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, PETA India presented a Hero to Animals Award to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who allocated relief funds to feed community animals. Other previous recipients include Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Zareen Khan, Cyrus Broacha, Rani Mukerji, Asin, Imran Khan, and Sadaa Sayed, for kind actions that ranged from speaking out against the cruelty of circuses to saving a dog who was hit by a car.
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on , , or .