PETA asks Central Zoo authority to ban smoking in Zoos

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) In the backdrop of the step taken by the Ministry for Health and Family welfare to ban smoking in public places from October 2, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to the Central Zoo Authority asking them to ban smoking in Zoos.

In a letter written to the authority, the PETA said during visits to the Zoo, its investigators had found that at times visitors to the Zoo exhale smoke with face towards animals deliberately.

Pointing out that ''passive smoking is injurious to animals' health too'', PETA said,''Animals incarcerated in zoos suffer equally due to passive smoking. The Central Zoo Auhtority must follow the progressive steps of the Health ministry and ban smoking in Zoos.'' UNI AR RSA VC1910

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