November 21, 2011 07:18:16 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
An exclusive event was held at Volte Art Gallery in Colaba, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India presented awards to three companies for their outstanding contributions to advancing the cause of animal rights. The recipients were Born Free Entertainment, The Body Shop and Lush Cosmetics. Actor Rahul Khanna presented a Leadership Award to The Body Shop for inspiring generations of consumers to buy cruelty-free products and to Lush Cosmetics for tirelessly campaigning for compassion in the manufacture and testing of toiletries.
SAHIL SANGHA and DIA MIRZA
On behalf of Born Free Entertainment, actor Dia Mirza and writer and director Sahil Sangha accepted PETA India's Hero to Animals Award from PETA India's chief functionary Poorva Joshipura for depicting the rescue of a homeless dog in LOVE, BREAKUPS, ZINDAGI. Dia Mirza also accepted The Body Shop's award in her role as brand ambassador for the company.
"I aim to inspire the public to be kind to animals through everything I do and am honoured to receive PETA awards for Born Free Entertainment and The Body Shop," Dia said. "Films and cosmetics are an everyday part of people's lives, and it feels amazing to know I am part of motivating people to adopt homeless dogs and to make cruelty-free buying choices."
PETA commends Born Free Entertainment for setting a positive example for movie fans to follow by showing that homeless dogs make wonderful additions to families.