Animal welfare
The real life footage shows dogs chained and abandoned in cold and rain, yearning for warmth.
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 - 13:41
Priyanka Chopra/Twitter; Screenshots

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra teamed up with Hollywood stars Tom Hardy and Casey Affleck for a new PETA video that encourages viewers to treat their dogs like family.

The first thing you’d do when it rains or snows outside is to shepherd your family into the warm indoors. So why is the treatment any different for pets? The heart wrenching video shows dogs who have been chained outside in the rain or cold, shivering as they try to get warm.

The video’s message is simple. Treat dogs you adopt as your family by never leaving them chained up outside to suffer in the cold, hungry and alone.

American TV host Bill Maher, actor Edie Falco, rapper D.R.A.M., Latina superstar Kate del Castillo and reality star Courtney Stodden have also lent their voice to the project.

Watch the video here:

The video features real-life footage of neglected animals captured by PETA US fieldworkers, read a statement.

The video begins with a shot of a chained dog sitting alone in the snow while Hardy asks: "When you first got me, did you know that you were going to chain me up and leave me outside? Even in the cold and snow?"

Then the footage of an old dog appears.

Priyanka, known for her American TV show Quantico, says: "Did you know that as I got old and stiff and achy, and I couldn't get comfortable no matter how hard I tried... you would let me suffer, alone and in pain?"

At the video's end, Hardy asks, "If you did, then why did you get me at all?" A further message says: "Treat dogs like family. Let them live indoors this winter."

The dogs featured in the video were filmed near the animal rights organisation's US headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.