‘An­i­mal cru­elty trou­bles me’

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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

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