Anushka Sharma Fights For Animal Rights, Demands Stricter Laws
Imran Asif Fazal|Aug 13, 2019, 17:23
Anushka Sharma got huge support when she started #JusticeForAnimals campaign.
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Anushka Sharma has been very vocal in supporting animal rights. Recently she started a campaign #JusticeForAnimals and received great support. The actress has been demanding stricter laws to punish offenders involved in maiming or harming animals.
In a recent incident, Lucky, a stray dog was brutally beaten to death. Anushka Sharma started the campaign and demanded strict punishment for the accused person involved.
Anushka Sharma in an official statement said, "Life is life and each and every life on this beautiful planet is equally important. This world is not just for humans. It is equally for all living beings on this planet and if humans can get justice for crimes committed against them, animals should also have equal rights to get justice. So, for any human to feel his or her life is more important than a voiceless being is nothing short of brutality and comes from a place of entitlement which is undeserved.”
“If we as an evolved species can't take it upon ourselves to protect the interest of these voiceless beings then it is highly shameful that we pride ourselves as the most evolved species. Therefore, it is our duty to protect, nurture and preserve them and humanely treat them with respect and dignity. Over the years, as a voice for the welfare of animals and a voice against cruelty towards animals, I have come across so many cases of absolute ignorance and lack of total empathy and compassion in people towards animals. This exists because the existing laws don't protect the rights of animals as they should,” said Anushka Sharma.
She further said, “We as a culture and society, have always given so much emphasis on treating all of Gods creations with love and compassion and it breaks my heart to see time and again how cruel some people can be towards these harmless beings. The existing laws are archaic and need to be relooked at and implemented with punishments deserving of the crimes committed so that there is fear in people's mind before they decide to raise their hands on a voiceless being. Looking at the ecological imbalances and crisis our world is dealing with right now, the time to act is now.”