Rosanna Davison’S Wedding Gift: PETA Renames Rescued Bull In Her Honour
For Immediate Release:
27 May 2014
Hannah Levitt +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]
The Charity Ambassador Is Celebrated for Her Tireless Work for Animals
Dublin – Irish beauty Rosanna Davison and her husband, Wesley Quirke, are sure to receive a wide variety of wedding gifts, but PETA’s may be the most unique: an Indian bull named Kajalya, who for years was forced to toil in the hot sun pulling a cart overloaded with sugarcane, has been renamed Davison Quirke in honour of the happy couple. He will spend the rest of his days in peace relaxing at Animal Rahat, a sanctuary in Maharashtra, India, that is partly funded by PETA. A photo of Davison Quirke can be seen here.
“Rosanna works hard to spread a message of compassion towards animals, so it seems fitting that her joyous occasion would coincide with the joy that Davison Quirke is experiencing, thanks to his newfound freedom”, says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “The bullock who now bears her and her husband’s names will never again be forced into hard labour or abused because he wasn’t hauling an unbearably heavy load quickly enough.”
A long-time vegan, Davison has teamed up with PETA on several occasions in order to bring attention to the plight of animals raised and killed for food. She posed in a PETA ad campaign lying nude on a bed of chillies to proclaim that “vegans are red hot”. She also appealed to Ireland’s government to end the country’s cruel export of live animals. And in the run-up to St Patrick’s Day in 2011, she was out on the streets of Dublin wearing a short dress made entirely of lettuce leaves to encourage everyone she encountered to go vegan.
Animal Rahat offers services in three districts in Maharashtra, one of the largest states in India. The organisation is run by a dedicated staff that includes a community educator, animal caretakers and veterinarians who are on call for emergencies and advice around the clock every day of the year.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.