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PETA’s Gift for Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas

Written by Michelle Kretzer | July 2, 2012

What can you buy the bride and groom who have everything? PETA found the perfect wedding present for PETA supporter Alec Baldwin and his bride, Hilaria Thomas, halfway around the world: an Indian bullock named Raja who had carried a heavy weight on his shoulders for years, pulling a cart overloaded with tons of sugarcane. Raja has now been renamed Baldwin Thomas in honor of the newlyweds, and he will spend the rest of his days relaxing at the PETA-funded Animal Rahat sanctuary in India.

When Animal Rahat veterinarians first met Baldwin Thomas, his owner had brought the aging bullock to them for medical care. But when the vets saw that the 22-year-old animal was suffering from arthritis and squamous cell carcinoma in his left eye, they convinced his owner to let him retire.

After a successful operation to remove the cancerous growth, treatment for his arthritis, and lots of TLC, Baldwin Thomas is now much healthier and much happier. And after a life spent toiling under the hot Indian sun, the bullock with the famous name is content to spend his “moment in the sun” resting in the shade.

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  • Dan Costello says:

    What a sad background story but at least Raja can have peace at last at the animal sanctuary. Well done PETA.

  • piyush kumar gupta says:

    it`s very true and god`s work…i like it….but 1 thing should change taht the new name of these animals should be indian name not english name….because it`s all in india not in england….

  • Cassandra says:

    Thank you for giving me something to feel good about. Warms my heart!

  • Glynne says:

    What could be a more perfect gift. I hope Raja has a long and peaceful retirement.