‘Animal cruelty troubles me’
After a video of a pup being thrown from a multi-storey building became viral on the internet, ardent animal lover, actor Anushka Sharma (right) said that the world needs stricter laws against cruelty to animals as “every life matters”.
Two students — Gautam Sudarshan and Ashish Paul — of Madha Medical College in Chennai, were arrested and let out on bail on July 6 for throwing the dog down from the balcony. Asked if our country needs rigid laws for animal protection, Anushka said, “I think the entire earth needs it. I will in some way work towards making stricter laws against animal cruelty...Just because we are human beings with bigger brains doesn’t make us more important. Every life matters.”
The 28-year-old actor says that people need to “co-exist with nature.” “I think it’s very very important to live in a country where treatment of animals is done correctly because that reflects on you as a person.” Anushka feels that it is very important for children to grow up in an environment, where they see people treating animals and nature in a decent manner. “What has happened the fact that these people can just go scot-free with paying just `50. It makes me so sad because it is just mean,” she added.
THE ACTOR REACTS TO THE RECENT INCIDENT WHEN A PUPPY WAS THROWN FROM THE TERRACE OF A HOUSE