PETA India calls the complaint “trumped up case borne of spite”.

PETA cries foul after porn ads complaint accuses child rights body of harassmentindia.com (left), peta.org (right)
news Media Friday, February 03, 2017 - 13:00

Following the Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights' recommendations to take down PETA and PETA India websites for hosting 'harmful content for children', the Indian extension of the organisation has retaliated with a stinging response.

Terming the complaint as a “trumped up case borne of spite”, PETA India CEO Poorva Joshipura has alleged “harassment and retaliation to those who defend animals.”

The complaint filed by social activist Enoch Moses on January 24, accuses PETA of “promoting immoral acts among children and youngsters”. Moses claimed that images that appeared on the internet when children search for PETA are sexually explicit in nature. His complaint further seeks that PETA be banned in India so they cannot destroy the lives and minds of children. 

“Anyone sincerely wishing to protect children should join PETA India in our objection to the cruelty inherent in jallikattu which regularly results in the deaths of fathers, youth and has even killed at least one child as terrified bulls ran amok," says Poorva Joshipura. "PETA India’s website does not contain nudity as all models are covered with vegetables, posters and the like: there is far more so-called ‘explicit’ content in the entertainment sections of newspapers, on magazine covers, retailers’ websites, and in films in India these days."

The Tamil Nadu Child Rights has sent its recommendations for the taking down of the website to the State Chief Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and the Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu.

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