Bull’s high: NGO gifts royal couple rescued bovine
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