- Title: PETA India gifts rescued bull to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
- Date: 18th May 2018
- Summary: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (MAY 18, 2018) (ANI - NO USE MEDIACORP/BBC) (SOUNDBITE) (English) PETA ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CELEBRITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, SACHIN BANGERA, SAYING: "Meghan Markle happens to be a strong animal rights proponent, a believer in animal rights and she has been doing so many things for animals. We thought that this would be the perfect time, and since the royal couple has said that they won't be accepting any gifts but they want to celebrate this special day by highlighting charitable organisations and the work that they do, so we thought that this would just make for a perfect gift for the couple." SIGN READING (English): 'PETA, PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS' (SOUNDBITE) (English) PETA ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CELEBRITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS), SACHIN BANGERA, SAYING: "So, the bull belongs to Maharashtra and that's why he is in a sanctuary in Maharashtra. And yeah, we have named the bull after the royal couple and we will be sending a framed certificate of his photo, his name and a short story of where he was rescued and where he is now and that will be gifted to the royal couple."
- Embargoed: 1st June 2018 15:04
- Keywords: India Sangli Mumbai 'Merry' People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) British Royal wedding
- Location: MUMBAI AND SANGLI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: MUMBAI AND SANGLI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0038GECX1J
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- Story Text: The Indian wing of animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has gifted Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a framed photograph of a rescued bull as a present for their wedding on Saturday (May 19).
PETA's associate director of celebrity and public relations, Sachin Bangera, said on Friday (May 18) the gift reflects Markle's stance towards animal rights and their wellbeing.
The gift is a framed photograph of a bull named 'Merry' - a hybrid of 'Meghan' and 'Harry' - with the story of the bovine's rescue. Merry is currently residing in a sanctuary in western Maharashtra state.
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