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PETA urges Vodafone to stop using pugs in advertisements


Animal welfare body People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), on Tuesday, urged telecom major Vodafone to stop using pugs in their advertisements. The body described pugs as “severely compromised genetically by being bred for unnatural traits, such as tiny flat noses, bulging eyes, and folds of skin.”

They added that pugs are ‘not normal dogs’ and are always in pain.

PETA India CEO Dr. Manilal Valliyate, in his letter to Vodafone, said, “As a veterinarian and the CEO of PETA India, I’m writing to you on behalf of our more than 10 lakh members and supporters to urge you to stop using pugs in your advertising.”