The actor Imran Khan, who was supporting the campaign against dog abuse, has been awarded by animal right organization “People for the Ethical Treatmen of Animals (PETA)” India for stopping a trainer from hitting a canine on the set of his film.
The actor was shooting for his recent release Gori Tere Pyaar Mein when he saw the dog trainer smack a dog. Imran immediately walked up to the trainer and pushed him in order to stop the abuse.
The PETA has now awarded Imran with a “Hero to Animals” and a basket full of dog-shaped vegan gourment chocolates prepared by Pune’s Ambrosial Chockies as a mark.
The manager PETA India told reporters; “This dog would have been terrified and endured more abuse were it not for Imran’s compassionate and quick action.”
“We encourage everyone to stop and speak up for animals who are subjected to pain or suffering, because if you don’t, maybe no one else will,” he added.
Imran Khan also appeared in a PETA advertisement urging people to adopt homeless animals. Other B Town celebs like Zarine Khan, who rescued a cat form the streets, Rani Mukerji, who helped a dog in distress on the sets of a film and Cyrus Broacha, who once refused to perform a stunt that involved riding a bull, have also been awarded as PETA’s Hero.