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American Idol: PETA Wants Anoop For A Campaign

April 27, 2009 09:04 AM by Britteny Elrick

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According to the India Gazette, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has approached recently oustedAmerican Idol contestant Anoop Desai to help them with a video campaign. Continue reading for the rest of the story…

The Indian chapter of the US-based organization wrote a letter to Desai Wednesday asking him to appear in a video supporting its Animal Birth Control (ABC) campaign to ‘implement humane methods of controlling companion animal populations in slums’ in India.

As reported by IANS, “Anoop Desai is a huge hit in India because of being an Indian. He is an inspiration. There are sentiments of Indians associated with him and we want him to join the cause like previous American IdolVanessa Olivarez, Kellie Pickler and Ruben Studdard as well as judge Simon Cowell in using his celebrity status to help PETA help animals,” said N.G. Jayasimha, campaign manager of PETA India.

He continued, “We want him to speak up for the dogs on the streets, as they really suffer a lot and need a voice. Though he is now out of the show, but he still has a huge appeal and fan following and we are hoping to ride on that.”

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