PETA appeals to public to spare snakes on Nag Panchmi Day
While the entire nation is gearing to grace Nag Panchmi falling on 15th August , animal rights activist have once again come out to spread awareness among people against cruelty to snakes. It may be cited that as per Hindu mythology snakes are believed to be divine creatures associated with Lord Shiva and worshipped on the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami.
Taking the ritual into account, People for Ethical Treatment to Animals (PETA), India have pleaded for being sensible to the wild creature. PETA has also carried out a sign reading ‘Be Kind to Snakes, Have a Cruelty-free Nag Panchami’ at Samvidhan Chowk on Monday where two volunteers were dressed and painted to look like snakes. The reason was to strike a chord to the public that the animals experience pain and illness when they are deprived of their natural food and are force-fed the cow milk during festival celebrations.
“The best way to honor snakes is to let them live free in their natural habitats during Nag Panchami’ said Radhika Suryavanshi PETA, India.
‘PETA India is calling on residents to spare snakes the terror and misery of capture, confinement and potential death by holding snake free celebration’. As many snakes which are captured during the festival die a horrible death.
Sanjay M Bhaire
(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across State News)
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