Imran Khan receives an award from PETA

The Gori Tere Pyaar Mein actor stopped a trainer who was hitting a canine

Imran Khan has been awarded by animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for stopping a trainer from hitting a canine on his film set. While shooting for his recently released Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, the actor saw the dog trainer smack a dog. Imran immediately walked up to the trainer and pushed him to stop the abuse. A PETA official said, “This dog would have been terrified and endured more abuse were it not for Imran’s compassionate and quick action.”

PETA has now sent Imran a Hero to Animals Award. As a token of appreciation,  Imran received a basket full of dog-shaped vegan gourmet chocolates prepared by Pune’s Ambrosial Chockies.

Imran,  has earlier appeared in a PETA ad urging people to adopt homeless animals.