Virat Kohli Named PETA India's 2019 Person Of The Year

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India captain Virat Kohli was named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s ‘Person of the Year for 2019’ for his animal advocacy efforts.

Kohli’s efforts to improve conditions for animals include sending a letter on PETA India’s behalf to officials calling for the release of Malti, an elephant used for rides at Amer Fort who was reportedly violently beaten by eight men; helping PETA India call for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to be updated in order to deter acts of violence towards animals through stronger penalties for animal abusers; and more. 

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He also reportedly swung by an animal shelter in Bengaluru to give lots of love to the injured and formerly neglected dogs there and to send a message to fans to adopt companion animals and never buy them from breeders or pet shops.  

“Virat Kohli is a fierce animal rights proponent who never hesitates to run out cruelty to animals any way he can,” says PETA India Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. “PETA India encourages everyone to follow his lead and always be an advocate for animals in need.”