Anushka wants a pet-friendly Di­wali

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page -

An­i­mals hold a spe­cial place in Anushka Sharma’s heart. The ac­tor, who sup­ports sev­eral an­i­mal rights or­gan­i­sa­tions, has been meet­ing gov­ern­ment bod­ies to pro­mote an­i­mal rights.

The 27-year-old is mak­ing an ap­peal for a pet-friendly Di­wali this year through a so­cial me­dia cam­paign called Pawsitivity. Anushka wants to sen­si­tise peo­ple to­wards the need for re­duc­ing noise and burst­ing of fire crack­ers for the sake of an­i­mals.

“An­i­mals make this world a bet­ter place. Be­ing sen­si­tive to­wards them be­comes our re­spon­si­bil­ity be­cause they don’t have a voice of their own. Their wel­fare is one cause that’s close to my heart. But some­times peo­ple are to­tally un­aware of how their ac­tions might af­fect an­i­mals. So cre­at­ing aware­ness is very im­por­tant,” says the ac­tor, who is re­quest­ing peo­ple to cre­ate less noise this Di­wali.

“When peo­ple burst fire crack­ers, they don’t think of how an­i­mals or birds get af­fected. I hope my mes­sage in­spires some of us to care about an­i­mals, and make less noise this Di­wali,” adds Anushka.

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