For Immediate Release:
11 March 2016
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]
Actor Joins PETA in Calling for Forest Land to Be Protected From Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor Project
Mumbai – With 58 hectares of forest land set to be destroyed for the Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor project, Bollywood star and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporter Raveena Tandon-Thadani sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning urging him to intervene on behalf of the panthers and other animals who will be negatively impacted by the loss of their habitat if the corridor project goes through as currently planned.
“Since much of the forest area around Mumbai has already been destroyed, a small area of green is all that animals have left”, writes Tandon-Thadani. “The destruction of natural homes is one of the biggest threats to Indian wildlife … Further destruction of what’s left of their homes will only make this awful situation worse.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – points out that forest officials have noted that the freight corridor will restrict the movement of monkeys, boars, hyenas, deer and other animals. The project is set to destroy large parts of forests.
“I hope you will agree that developmental and town planning must, therefore, include forest preservation and respect for wildlife”, concludes Tandon-Thadani. “Mumbaikars look forward to your action to save our forests and wildlife.”
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