Zubeen Garg to be honored with PETA Award!
Singer Zubeen Garg recently called for an end to the ritual of animal sacrifice at the Kamakhya Temple. According to reports, while performing at a function near the temple, he expressed his anguish over animal sacrifice and said that the practice must end.
For this act of compassion, he’ll receive a ‘Hero to Animals Award’ from People for the ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
“All religions call for compassion; no religion requires killing or eating animals, and hacking animals to death with weapons is just plain cruel,” says PETA India Associate Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera.
“We commend Zubeen for being a voice for animals and calling for an end to animal sacrifices,” Bangera added.
Last year, following various efforts by PETA India and People for Animals, the Municipal Council of Kullu issued an executive order refusing to grant permission for animal sacrifices that were scheduled to take place on the last day of the Kullu Dussehra festival.
PETA India also offers this guidance on its website showing members of the public what they can do to help the group stop animal sacrifice.
It links to this letter from the government advisory body the Animal welfare Board of India to states-in advance of Bakrid-letting them know that, under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) rules, 2001, the killing of animals outside licensed slaughterhouses is illegal. It further warns that animal-transport laws are often violated when animals are moved in order to be sacrificed.