For Immediate Release:
12 September 2013
Actor Appears With Rescued Dogs to Promote Adoption of Homeless Animals
Mumbai – Just after adopting two dogs who were found struggling in the recent monsoon rains, Raveena Tandon Thadani is teaming up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for a brand-new ad campaign that encourages everyone to follow her example. In the ad, Raveena appears with her beloved dogs Chotu, a “community dog” whom she brought home off the street, and Cuddles, who was adopted from an animal shelter, next to the words, “Puppy Love. Adopt, Don’t Buy!” The ad was shot by ace photographer Pavitr Saith. Raveena’s hair has been styled by Jayshree Thakkar and the make-up has been done by Bianca Louzado.
Raveena also sat down for a video interview with PETA in which she explains why she was inspired to adopt all five of the dogs with whom she shares her life. “I would rather help an animal in distress rather than just go and buy another dog”, she says. “These dogs, these animals deserve a chance and they need our help, they need our love, they need our compassion.”
The preview link of the video is available here: http://www.petapreview.com/4preview/raveena_tandon_thadani_interview_peta_india_preview.asp and the broadcast quality video is available here: http://www.petaav.com/4broadcast/raveena_tandon_thadani_interview_peta_india.htm
There are more reasons to choose Indian community dogs: Every time someone buys a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a dog on the streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a good home. In addition, “pedigree” dogs, who have been bred for certain exaggerated physical traits, are susceptible to hip dysplasia, heart defects, epilepsy and eye and ear infections.
This is not Raveena’s first campaign for PETA. She previously wore a bloody snake print gown in an ad that pointed out how “Wearing Exotic Skins Kills.”
Raveena will soon be seen on the silver screen in a Telugu film.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.