Actor Vishal who is also known for his off-screen heroism has raised his voice against many anti social elements in the past. Of late, he is also been vying for a positive change in the infrastructure of 'Nadigar Sangam', and now it's the struggle to save street dogs across India.
Ask any Keralite and he or she will tell you that stray dogs have become a menace in the state. With the government passing an order to cull rabid and violent dogs to protect its citizens, many animal rights activists have voiced against the government.
Now Vishal too will join the protest by participating in a hunger strike which will be organized by the group 'People For Cattle In India' at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai. The event will take place on 25th July.
According to a report by a leading daily the actor has said, "I am participating as a dog lover. I wanted to raise my voice against the killing of stray dogs. The main slogans of this event will be 'stop cruelty to animals' and 'stop killing dogs in Kerala'."
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Vishal's Love For Dogs
The actor has said he himself owns a dog named August and treats him like a son of his. He believes that dogs have the right to live and nobody has the right to kill them.
Work Is Worship
Since Vishal will be working on 25th July, he has said that he will take part in the hunger strike for few hours post which he will go about his business as a shooting session is scheduled on that day.
Another Event In Coimbatore
After the hunger strike on Saturday, Vishal will be heading toward Coimbatore the following day to take part in an event to support cattle welfare.
Will Kerala Government React To Tamil Nadu's Hunger Strike?
Dog lovers and animal activists from every nook and corner of Chennai will participate in the hunger strike tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how Kerala reacts to the protest.
Many have joined the 'Boycott Kerala' campaign against the government's decision to kill violent dogs. On the other hand many have been affected by rabid dogs. The issue is fast becoming common man and state government's nightmare alike.
Popular South Indian actor Mohanlal had said that the issue lies in Kerala's poor waste management. After having mentioned that he himself is a dog lover, the actor has urged the public and government to rethink on the issue.