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Pablo Azar Appears in New PETA Campaign, Speaks Up for Animals Abused in Entertainment
For Immediate Release:January 8, 2013
Contact:Wendy Wegner 202-483-7382
Miami -- Star of the
mega-hit Telemundo series Corazón Valiente, actor Pablo Azar is
featured in a PETA public service announcement (PSA) that urges families to set
a good example for their children by steering clear of
"entertainment" that hurts or kills animals, including circuses and
bullfights. He also appears in a new PETA ad, shackled in chains, below the words
"Boycott the Circus." A high-resolution version of the ad is
and a broadcast-quality version of the video PSA can be downloaded here
(Spanish) and here
In the video, Azar explains how bulls are beaten and drugged
even before they enter the bullring, where men
on blindfolded horses drive lances and banderillas into the bulls' backs
and necks to weaken them further before matadors attempt to kill them.
"[W]hat are we teaching our kids when they watch people on TV cheering and
screaming when a bull is tortured and is slowly dying?" asks Azar.
"People have to start to understand that if we really want to set a good
example, if we want to have a better world, we can't start from a base of
Azar joins a long list of celebrities—including Kate del
Castillo, Charo, Paola Rey, Wilmer Valderrama, and Roselyn
Sánchez—who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against abusing and
killing animals for entertainment.
An award-winning painter, Azar has also donated a painting
to PETA to help raise awareness for animals in need. For more information about
his campaign or to enter for a chance to win his painting, please visit PETALatino.com.
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