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Salman Khan to be made brand ambassador of PETA after trial court acquits him of the black buck poaching case

24, Jan 2017 By sourajeet pradhani

New Delhi/ Mumbai. After Salman was acquitted in the Arms Act case, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has announced him as its brand ambassador for India. PETA has expressed its immense joy and happiness that Salman has accepted their offer to be their face in India.

Salman expressing his gratitude over his selection
Salman expressing his gratitude over his selection

Going back to the event that unfolded in 1998, Salman was accused of poaching endangered species like ‘chinkaras’ and black bucks during the shoot of Hindi film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. The film was shot in a village called Kankani, on the outskirts of Jodhpur. Salman was shooting with other actors like Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and others. In the court, Salman’s lawyer has put forth their side of the story regarding the entire episode that took place on that day.

The scene required Salman to burst a balloon using a gun. Salman, requiring some practice before actually doing that scene, noticed few black bucks and aimed his gun towards them. The black bucks seeing Salman in close vicinity were completely awestruck and had cardiac arrest.

Salman’s legion of fans have criticized the media for depicting only one side of the story and ignoring the perspective of the other black bucks who witnessed the incident in their own eyes. The black bucks’ case is similar to that of the ‘hit and run’ case. Yes Salman’s car ran over people on the pavement that night, the fans claim that the man who died was already dead due to excessive cold of Mumbai (We all are aware of the ‘severe winters’ of Mumbai).  This is what his lawyer has claimed.

On the other hand, PETA is delighted to rope in Salman who is a role model for animals like leopard and tiger. They hope that now animals like elephant and bear will hit the gym sooner rather than later. For us, we would be delighted to see a lean elephant and a chiseled bear.