PETA requests Rajinikanth to dissuade his fans from slaughtering goats

File photo: Rajinikanth. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 06, 2018, 04.35 AM (IST)

In view of Rajinikanth's fans planned goat sacrificing ceremony on January 7, the animal welfare association, PETA India, has issued a letter to Rajinikanth requesting him to forbid his fans from going ahead with the event.

“The power you already hold can help make a positive difference to the lives of all living beings and we are therefore writing to respectfully request that you use it now to stop the planned slaughter of goats in your name.” PETA Public Policy Lead Nikunj Sharma noted in the letter.

“The plan of your fans to kill goats in a temple is cruel and an apparent violation of Indian laws,” he added.

According to the PETA release, killing an animal outside a slaughterhouse violates the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. 

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The petition, published on PETA India official website, also calls for public petitioning to the District Collector of Madurai, the Superintendent of Police of Madurai, and the Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu to dissuade such an event from taking place.

Superstar Rajinikanth announced his political entry on December 31, 2017.

The news left his fans, loyalists and wellwishers in a state of joy.

Fans-led processions took to the streets and celebrated the beginning of the Thalaivar's political journey.