For Immediate Release:
17 May 2018
17 May 2018
Animal Charity Names Rescued Bull in Couple’s Honour
Sydney – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are sure to receive a wide variety of wedding gifts, but PETA India’s may be the most unique. An Indian bull who was found weak and injured, likely after a lifetime of being forced to toil in the hot sun pulling a heavy cart, has been adopted by the group on behalf of the happy couple and named Merry – a hybrid of the names Meghan and Harry – in their honour. He’ll spend the rest of his days relaxing in peace at a sanctuary in Maharashtra, India.
“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now have a 1-tonne bull to call their own. Rescuing Merry is an ideal wedding present for a couple who want their day celebrated with charitable works and contributions,” says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. “The royal wedding is the perfect time for anyone to spare a thought for and show some love to all our fellow living beings.”
Merry was found alone and suffering from a deep wound on his neck. It has been treated and has completely healed, and he has found a best friend, another bullock, named Barshya, who was also recently rescued.
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