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PETA India’s Wedding Gift to Russell and Katy

Written by PETA | October 27, 2010

Comedian, actor and longtime animal defender Russell Brand married singer Katy Perry in India’s Ranthambhore National Park earlier this week and received an unusual wedding gift from PETA India: a formerly oppressed and now liberated bullock.

Named Russell in honor of the groom, the bullock is no longer forced to spend day after day hauling backbreaking loads—he now lives at a retirement center operated by Animal Rahat, a relief program supported by PETA and PETA India. 

Russell (the bullock) had been severely overworked and was very weak when he was rescued, but he is now roaming grass fields and enjoying liberation from the heavy wooden yoke that used to press down on his neck as he pulled a cart in the heat and dust.



“Russell the celebrity and Russell the bullock have something in common: They are both very handsome fellows,” says PETA India’s Poorva Joshipura. “The gift of a namesake is also fitting because just as Russell Brand embarks on his new life as a married man, Russell the bullock has also been given a new lease on life—the heavy loads he once pulled have been lifted from his shoulders for good.”

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • PETA says:

    Re: Alexandra. Russell (the bullock) will remain in India, at a retirement center operated by Animal Rahat.

  • LC says:

    This is becoming more and more common. Paying for the keep and transport of a creature in need, instead of spending the cash on a ‘gift’ someone doesn’t even need. Bravo Peta

  • Alexandra says:

    Whilst it being a nice gesture….have they ever stop to think what on earth is Russell going to do with it??? He lives in London for god’s sake!

  • telefone por endereço says:

    It’s very conforting that famous people are very intelligent and concious about the suffering animals are passing by this type of atrocity. Does Katy thinks the same way her husband does?

  • Vizhy says:

    Nice gift but I am sure they wont be able to take it back to the UK with them.

  • all4higherheels says:

    At least the animals weren’t being eaten Marina….

  • La'Tasha says:

    this is an abosolutely beautiful thingg .

  • Marina says:

    Hmmmm…. Doesn’t sound like an entirely animal friendly wedding to me. Yahoo News said: “Brand…arrived on a decorated horse for the wedding, flanked by camels and elephants, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.”…/india524046

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Mr. Brand is a longtime veghead, and apparently the wedding was a vegan affair.

  • Turdat says:

    I love this idea. What a wonderful gift for the married couple. I love Russell and Katy together too. I bet he keeps her laughing all the time. Congrats to Katy and Russell and Rusell the bull.

  • Tasha says:

    I love this!

  • Rex's Mom says:

    I never heard of a bullock. That darling animal looks like a Brahma bull. Is it the same thing? I didnt know Russell the entertainer was an animal activist. What about his new wife Katy? How is she with animal issues?