Bull’s high: NGO gifts royal cou­ple res­cued bov­ine

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: A bull, found weak and in­jured in San­gli, Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals (PETA) In­dia has been res­cued and adopted on be­half of the Bri­tish royal fam­ily’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The bull was pos­si­bly in­jured after a life­time of be­ing forced to toil, pulling a heavy cart, said PETA of­fi­cials. The bull has now been named Merry, a mix of the names Meghan and Harry, in the royal cou­ple’s hon­our. A framed photo of Merry, the bull, will soon be sent by PETA as a gift for the royal cou­ple.

Harry (33) and Markle (36) are set to ex­change vows in Bri­tain on May 19.

Merry will now be kept at a sanc­tu­ary in San­gli. “Res­cu­ing Merry is an ideal wed­ding present for the cou­ple who want their day cel­e­brated with char­i­ta­ble works,” said PETA founder In­grid Newkirk.

Mean­while, ahead of the royal wed­ding, the city’s dab­bawalas on Thurs­day shopped for the royal cou­ple, buy­ing a “pheta” (tur­ban) for the groom and a sa­ree for the bride. —Vi­jay Singh

The bull, named Harry, was found weak and in­jured in a mar­ket­place

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