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John Abraham, ex-PETA India Individual of the 12 months, asks BookMyShow to stop ticket gross sales of animal circus


John Abraham

John Abraham, actor and former Folks for the Moral Remedy of Animals (PETA) India Individual of the 12 months, has despatched an pressing letter on behalf of the group to BookMyShow Founder and CEO Ashish Hemrajani, calling on him to stop all ticket gross sales to circuses with animal acts and to enact a coverage selling animal-free leisure solely.

A replica of the letter is out there right here.

The e-ticketing platform at present sells tickets to Rambo Circus, which was not too long ago slapped with a primary data report by Pune metropolis police based mostly on the findings of a PETA India investigation. The investigation revealed that the circus forces canine to carry out unregistered methods, corresponding to leaping by means of hoops and atop a flagpole, and {that a} performer held two fish between his enamel, swallowed the fish alive, and regurgitated them right into a bowl of water. Later, Rambo Circus admitted to utilizing the fish illegally.

“Many circuses worldwide now placed on reveals that includes solely keen human performers,” writes Abraham. “When animals are used as leisure props, these sentient beings are disadvantaged of the lives they have been meant to dwell, they usually typically endure unnecessary ache and struggling, confined to insufficient housing and compelled to carry out horrifying, complicated methods underneath menace of bodily punishment.”

PETA India notes that BookMyShow additionally beforehand promoted the Ajanta Circus, towards which the Animal Welfare Board of India not too long ago sought motion for utilizing animals with out the required certification. 

“I hope that you’ll not aspect with cruelty and that BookMyShow will do the proper factor by implementing a coverage to not promote, promote, or allow the sale of tickets for circuses that use animals,” concludes Abraham.

Abraham’s previous work for PETA India contains talking up for monkeys compelled to bounce in Mumbai, calling on authorities to clamp down on unlawful pig slaughter in Goa, and starring in a marketing campaign urging everybody to not hold birds in cages.



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