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Animal rights group take on Venkys

Animal rights group take on Venkys

An animal rights organisation called PETA have written to John Williams urging him not to sell Blackburn to Venkys... due to their animal rights record.

The takeover is expected to go through in due course (yes I know, we have been told that for about four months) but this latest action is interesting if ultimately going to prove futile I suspect.

Asian Age are reporting - 'An Animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has asked the UK-based Blackburn Rovers Football Club not to sell the team to what it called the 'abusive' chicken and egg company Venky's based in Pune.

'PETA India has sent a letter to John Williams, chair of the Blackburn Rovers Football Club of the English Premier League, urging him to reject an offer by the Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group (commonly known as Venky's) to buy the team, a release said.

'Emphasising Venky's 'appalling' animal rights record, the letter cites a PETA India investigation of Venky's farms which revealed that birds were forced to live in filth and amidst the carcasses of other birds who had died from disease. Some of the birds were crippled and barely able to walk, it said.

'The current owners of the Blackburn Rovers should have more respect for the club than to allow it to be associated with a company notorious for causing pain and suffering to millions of birds', PETA India Chief Functionary Poorva Joshipura said.

By accepting money from Venky's, Williams would be promoting cruelty to animals,' Joshipura said.'

A good case made or just a fly in the ointment?

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday November 16 2010
Time: 11:06AM

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What do we reckon? I personally have no strong views on this issue but I know others may.
Mikey Delap
16/11/2010 11:08:00
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Jesus could there be any more twists in this takeover. I can just see the club not being taken over by January, which wouldn't be a disaster but we need a couple of players..
fransavarese
16/11/2010 11:23:00
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Gone quite quiet on the takeover fromt tbh, can't understand why its taking so long,
glen9mullan
16/11/2010 14:44:00
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***** off PETA.
Stubbs
16/11/2010 15:54:00
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lol @ stubbs yeah why is it taking so long .... ?
tazza
17/11/2010 04:07:00
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