Practice what you preach or change your speech
PETA India, founded in 2000, operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment. PETA India has tremendously improved the quality of life for many animals through investigative and legislative work, public education, animal rescues, eye catching demonstrations, celebrity involvement and outreach with youth division.
In accordance with the ethos of the organization PETA regularly launches a variety of innovative advertisements and campaigns, in addition to this it awards individuals who follow the propaganda of PETA to further encourage the masses to bring about a change in their lifestyles to make this world a better place for animal.
In one such instance, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) conferred Shilpa Shetty Kundra with a Hero to Animals Award for her work, which includes speaking out against the cruelty of circuses; signing a petition, asking the government to uphold the ban on jallikattu, bull races, and bullfights; and adopting a stray kitten.
Just five days after being conferred with the “Award” she decided to show her love towards animal by posting a video named “Roast Turkey” (how to cook turkey) on her YouTube channel and Instagram.
For viewers knowledge let me tell you that PETA strongly condemns eating Turkey as reported by PETA itself here:
I have nothing against roasting of turkey, non-vegetarians, vegetarians, vegans but this is about having a two faced approach to an issue which are completely contradictory to each other adopting. In an attempt to stay relevant in media the actress on one hand is receiving an award for “Hero to animals” and on the other hand just a few days after receiving the award she is posting a video cooking turkey. She would have herself backed off when deep inside she knew she doesn’t deserve this award. As we say practice what you preach and here the actress is setting an opposite example by taking a hypocritical stance.
Although, PETA India is doing a good job but they should be more careful while choosing their awardee, otherwise this kind of act would have negative impact on all those who support PETA, and also organization may lose its credibility which may undo all the hard work put in by the organization in spreading awareness about animal cruelty.