Zubeen Garg to receive 'Hero to Animals Award'
GUWAHATI: Assamese singer Zubeen Garg will be honoured by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for raising his voice against animal sacrifice.
According to reports, while performing at a function recently near the Kamakhya Temple, he expressed his anguish over animal sacrifice and said that the practice must end.
"For this act of compassion, he'll receive the 'Hero to Animals Award'," said PETA India Associate Director of Celebrity and Public Relations, Sachin Bangera.
"We commend Zubeen for being a voice for animals and calling for an end to animal sacrifices," Bangera added.
Last year, following various efforts by PETA India and People for Animals, the Municipal Council of Kullu issued an executive order against performing animal sacrifices.
File photo of Zubeen Garg