Bollywood’s perpetual villain, Gulshan Grover, is also a fervent advocate against animal abuse in India’s leather industry. In his most recent collaboration with PETA India, Grover condemns the “real-life villains” involved in the cruel and illegal practices used to transport animals to slaughter.
According to PETA India, animals being transported for the leather industry are “[f]orced to walk through the heat and dust for days without food or water [...]. Cattle are pulled by ropes that are inserted through their noses. To keep the animals moving, handlers twist the cows’ necks, horns and tails or rub chili peppers into the animals’ eyes.”
Grover and PETA are urging the public to not only consider non-leather options but to also demand their local government officials take action against illegal slaughterhouses.