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Shilpa Shetty Speaks Out Against Circuses

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Bollywood megastar and 2007 Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty showed how much she hates cruelty to animals by posing as a tiger. She stripped down to her stripes and crouched in a small cage for a stunning PETA ad to illustrate the misery of animals who are used in circuses. Featuring the tagline "Beaten, Lonely and Abused – Boycott the Circus", the ad encourages Shilpa's legions of fans around the world to boycott circuses that use animal acts.

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"By no means was I comfortable during the photo shoot crouched in that small cage", explained Shilpa. "But what were a few fleeting moments of discomfort for me compared to what life must be like for the precious animals held captive in the circus? These once-dignified animals only leave their cages, which are barely larger than the size of their bodies, for a few minutes each day to be forced into the ring to perform tricks which make no sense and are upsetting to them. The best way to help animals suffering in circuses is to boycott the circus."

This isn't the first time that one of PETA's celebrity supporters has been in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Jodie Marsh appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 along with Dennis Rodman and Traci Bingham, who have posed for PETA US ads.

You can help stop the suffering of animals abused in the name of "entertainment". Make a donation today to support PETA's vital work.

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