Indian Ocean bat for circus animals

Updated: Jun 20, 2013, 15:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Popular rock band Indian Ocean has shot a video protesting against the use of animals in circuses on the occasion of World Music Day on June 21.

The video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, features Rahul Ram, Tuheen Chakravarty, Amit Kilam, Himanshu Joshi and departing member Susmit Sen slung with heavy metal chains.

The caption reads, "Try to relate to their fate. Boycott animal circuses."

"We are performers and enjoy entertaining our fans, but chaining and beating freedom-loving animals into performing is not entertainment. It`s abuse. We`re asking all good people of conscience to stay away from any circus that enslaves and harms animals," the band said in a statement.

The government has already banned the use of bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers and lions in performances. PETA wants the government to ban the use of all animals in circuses.

PTI