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Updated: March 31, 2020 8:14:07 pm
After a cop in Chennai was seen carrying a coronavirus-inspired helmet to boost consciousness in regards to the an infection, residents of Peapully Mandal in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district had been greeted on Tuesday to an uncommon sight of a policeman driving on a horse painted with coronavirus photos.
While the continuing coronavirus pandemic has prompted a number of police departments throughout the nation to return up with modern methods to unfold consciousness in regards to the illness, the try by sub-inspector Maruthi Shanker has triggered a debate on animal cruelty.
In order to alert the individuals of Peapally Mandal in regards to the virus and precautionary measures, Shanker sat on high of a horse that was painted with pink dots resembling the construction of the virus. At current, there are 23 confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Andhra Pradesh.
— Express Trending (@ietrending) March 31, 2020
Andhra Pradesh: Sub Inspector Maruti Sankar, Peapally Mandal, Kurnool district rides a horse painted with photos of #COVID19 virus, to create consciousness among the many public in regards to the pandemic pic.twitter.com/xIFsktWahG
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2020
Explaining the initiative and the explanation behind utilizing the horse, Shanker advised the indianexpress.com, “People in the villages don’t have easy access to cellphones and television. Hence, the horse was used to visually represent the virus so that they know about it.”
“Moreover, the horse is also a symbolic representation to explain the speed at which the virus can spread,” the sub-inspector stated.
Though the goal behind the initiative was to unfold info, it was met with a combined response online as many didn’t approve of the paint utilized to the animal.
“If you are looking for novel methods of creating awareness wear a #COVID19 helmet. Leave the animals alone,” tweeted a consumer. “Awareness initiative is good but should have explored other innovative ideas!” one other consumer wrote.
Reacting to the criticism, Maruthi Shanker stated the horse was not harmed in the course of the course of. “We are using the horse for public awareness. It was not hurt or hit. It was just to help people understand and aware them of coronavirus,” he stated.
Awareness initiative is nice, however ought to have explored different modern concepts! 🙁 https://t.co/Y5XbrgQ9Xv
— Srinivas Kshirsagar (@srinivasksh_) March 31, 2020
is it right to color on animals ( see beneath tweet )?Paints are made with chemical substances proper?@peta @PetaIndia @PMOIndia @narendramodi @ysjagan @AndhraPradeshCM @bbcnewstelugu @republic @ndtv @umasudhir @NTVJustIn @TV9Telugu @amalaakkineni1 @bolisetti_satya https://t.co/JNiMUhPJBo
— Venkatesh 🇮🇳 (@venkatesh0529) March 31, 2020
— कड़ी निंदा™ (@aayushsaran) March 31, 2020
— Dr Gyan Mishra #StayHomeSaveLives (@DrGyanBharat) March 31, 2020
Police in Southern states is simply killing it. So many inovative methods to create consciousness. https://t.co/Q8uQgQA150
— Manisha Mondal (@manishamondal25) March 31, 2020
Animals don’t have rights
Neither can they protest
Where is @peta @PetaIndia ?
If you might be in search of novel strategies of making consciousness put on a a #COVID19 helmet
Leave the animals alone https://t.co/8NAL6SpNet
— Leena Mathew (@leenasind) March 31, 2020
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