Celina's flowers to police on animal ban

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2009 05:26 hrs

Actress Celina Jaitley was so impressed with a ban on use of horses, elephants and camels by police here that she sent flowers to the officers.

Celina, who is an active member of animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), sent bouquets and a card to commissioner of police Satyapal Singh and DCP Special Branch R.P. Sengaonkar who were instrumental in banning the use of the animals in the city, said a statement released here on Thursday.

"Thank you for standing up for those who cannot speak for themselves", Celina wrote in the card.

Anuradha Sawhney, PETA India chief functionary, said: "Humane people around the world are watching India's treatment of animals. We applaud the officers in Pune for taking action and urge other officers to do so, too".

The animals were forced to pull oversized loads or give joyrides on crowded streets.

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