Peta asks Sidhu not to use animals in protest rallies

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Chandigarh, June 27 (UNI) The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has taken strong objection to the use of horses and an elephant in a protest march against inflation by BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu at Chandigarh on June 23.

" Our members throughout the country are understandably upset that horses and an elephant were used in Monday's trumulutous events" PETA Chief Funactionary Anuradha Sawhney said in a letter addressed to Sidhu.

" PETA loves a good protest better than a Bollywood actress loves the red carpet, but there is no need to force animals, who hold no political position to participate", the letter stated.

The horses and elephant used in this protest were undoubtedly frightened and confused, the letter said while refering to the baton charge by the cops during the protest rally and the use of a water cannon to disperse Sidhu and his BJP colleagues.

" We are glad to learn that you emerged relatively unharmed from the protest", the letter said while suggesting that horses and elephants should be kept out of public melees.

The letter hoped that the cricketer-turned-politican would refrain from using animals in future political functions.

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