Singer Zubeen Garg to receive PETA award


“All religions call for compassion, no religion requires killing or eating animals, and hacking animals to death with weapons is just plain cruel,” said PETA India Associate Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. 2018-05-31T19:41:57+05:30″>
Published: May 31, 2018 7:41:57 pm

Singer Zubeen Garg had expressed his anguish over the ritual of animal sacrifice and appealed for putting an end to the practice while performing at a Bihu function near the temple recently. Related News
Singer Zubeen Garg gets 3 months RI for slapping minor boyFIR filed against Assamese singer Zubeen GargSelective about Bollywood songs: Zubeen GargSinger Zubeen Garg would be honoured with the Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for his recent appeal to end animal sacrifice at the Kamakhya Temple in Assam. Other recipients of PETA India’s ‘Hero to Animals Award’ include actors Asin, Zarine Khan, Rani Mukerji, Sadaa Sayed and Shilpa Shetty among others. “We commend Zubeen for being a voice for animals and calling for an end to animal sacrifices,” he said. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App The popular singer, composer, lyricist, film director, producer and actor from Assam, however, did not apologise saying that this was his “personal belief and he cannot tolerate cruelty to animals”. The priests of the Kamakhya Temple had subsequently criticised Zubeen for his statement and demanded an apology from him at the earliest. Zubeen had expressed his anguish over the ritual of animal sacrifice and appealed for putting an end to the practice while performing at a Bihu function near the temple recently. Last year, following various efforts by PETA India and People for Animals, the Municipal Council of Kullu had 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.