People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has issued a statement calling Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra out for using animals in their wedding.
The couple celebrated their love with two ceremonies over the weekend. The first, a Christian ceremony that was officiated by Nick’s dad, Kevin and then a traditional Hindu ceremony on Sunday.
Photos show the couple had elephants and horses for Sunday’s ceremony – a white horse that was draped with red and golden embellishments and a white elephant that was saddled for two riders, Daily Mail reports.
According to USA Today, PETA India CEO Manilal Valliyate said in a statement on Monday: “Priyanka was ill-served by not being advised of the firestorm that would be caused by participating in animal abuse.
“It doesn’t make a person look big or glamorous to promote cruelty to animals who have no choice but to serve. It makes them look small.”
India’s PETA official Twitter account further shared a video illustrating animal abuse in India wedding ceremonies.
The caption alongside the video reads: “Dear Priyanka and Nick. Elephants for weddings live in chains and horses are controlled with whips and spiked bits.
“People are rejecting elephant rides and are having horse-free weddings. Congratulations, but we regret it was not a happy day for animals.”
SEE THE TWEET HERE:
Dear @priyankachopra and @nickjonas. Eles 4 weddings live n chains & horses r controlled w whips, spiked bits. Ppl r rejecting ele rides: https://t.co/Gea5jvP6LP & having horse-free weddings. Congrats, but we regret it was not a happy day for animals. pic.twitter.com/p9FFeJ969B
— PETA India ❤️❤️ (@PetaIndia) December 3, 2018