Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik conferred PETA’s Hero to Animals Award for feeding community animals

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik conferred PETA’s Hero to Animals Award for feeding community animals
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik conferred PETA’s Hero to Animals Award for feeding community animals

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik conferred PETA’s Hero to Animals Award for feeding community animals

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has been conferred with Hero to Animals Award presented by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to efforts to feed community animals in five municipal corporations and all 48 municipalities of Odisha during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Patnaik received a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA India.

He has allocated Rs 54 lakhs from a relief fund to efforts to feed community animals. 

The central government advisory body the Animal Welfare Board of India issued an advisory on 23 March urging state governments and union territories to allow animal welfare volunteers to feed community animals.

Another circular, issued by the central Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries on 23 March, mandated that veterinary services and animal shelters be allowed to function as normal and that veterinary services be included on the list of “essential services“.


Previous recipients of our Hero to Animals Award include Shilpa Shetty Kundra for speaking out against the cruelty of circuses and taking other actions for animals. Input:Peta India

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