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Farewell, Pandit Ravi Shankar – Musical Maestro and Animal Rights Champion

Bring Harmony Into Animal's LivesPETA and animals have lost a great friend this week. Ravi Shankar, the late sitar maestro, Beatles collaborator and honorary patron of PETA India passed away on Tuesday.

Compassion towards animals was a major part of Shankar’s philosophy. A lifelong vegetarian, he was proactively involved in defending the rights of animals and frequently spoke up to help end animal suffering. His actions included appealing to the Indian government to strengthen laws protecting animals, participating in a PETA India news conference urging the Supreme Court to hold authorities accountable for failing to … Read more.