“Ethically, animals are to be treated with a certain amount of respect. One should do that with kindness and feelings of empathy rather than treating them like things which feel no pain [or] which feel no emotion”. This quote – which easily could have come from a professional ethicist – actually originated with recording artist Rahul Ram, the acclaimed lead singer of indo-rock fusion band Indian Ocean.
It is one of many pro-animal sentiments expressed by members of four of the hottest bands in today’s Indian rock scene, and petaDishoom – PETA India’s youth programme – is giving away the latest CDs by Indian Ocean (Kandisa), Jal, Euphoria and other artists.
All fans have to do is visit www.petaDishoom.com and register to win!
Does Jal’s Aadat set your body and mind in motion? Well, you are in luck! It is on the petaDishoom giveaway block. And what vocalist Farhan Saeed had to say about animals in an exclusive petaDishoom interview is just as oh-so-sweet as his music: “Animals can’t speak up for themselves. Human beings … can and should help animals. If you have pets in your house, treat them like family. If you have taken up the responsibility of keeping them, live up to that expectation”.
If you crave a little Euphoria – and who doesn’t? – you will be tickled to know the band’s recent release Mehfuz can be yours if you make a five-minute stop at www.petaDishoom.com.
“We should protect the creations of God in whichever form: animals, plants, trees, human beings”, says Euphoria lead singer Palash Sen, who is a doctor and an ardent animal rights supporter. “It is very important for our future that everybody live in harmony with each other.”