Actress-cum-Singer Rabi Pirzada came under fire after her pictures with her exotic pets went viral on social media. Pirzada owns exotic cobras, crocodiles, and Lions has kept her pets at her beauty salon at DHA.
The Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department lodged a complaint against her for allegedly keeping them as pets.
صرف ایک چھوٹا سا سوال، پانچ سال سے سانپ یاد نہیں آئے، مودی کی وڈیو کے باد کیسے خیال آیا؟
For all those sick minded who r reminding me to get Lisence, where was wildlife before my threat to Modi? Can’t u see y they did this #chotisibaat pic.twitter.com/9MTP6yi7D1
— Rabi Pirzada (@Rabipirzada) September 14, 2019
Pirzada has repeatedly expressed her fascination with snakes. “I have loved snakes ever since I was young, even though my parents were not in favor of this. They used to try and stop me but I patiently waited till a time I could afford the hobby myself,” she said.
“My pets love me back too. Whenever I enter my room, I can tell that they are happy to see me and I try my best to look after them personally as they are familiar with only me.”
The Wildlife department, however, is in search of the exotic animals as the actress mentioned wrong addresses.n
Rabi Pirzada added that she encourages her friends and colleagues to adopt snakes as pets. Adding that it is “my top priority to spread awareness regarding these beautiful creatures, amongst my colleagues and followers.”
On September 2nd, Rabi Pirzada posted a video on her YouTube account in which she can be seen holding a snake with more snakes and a crocodile on table in front of her. “All these are gifts for [Indian PM Narendra] Modi,” she said. “My friends will feast on you.” She started the video by saying that Kashmiri woman and her snakes are ready to take on you.
The authorities came into action after fresh photos of her with wild pets circulated on social media. The Wildlife department issued her a legal notice under the Punjab Wildlife (Protection and Conservation and Management) Act of 1974 which can lead to imprisonment for two to three years with an Rs.20,000 fine.
The Wildlife department, however, is in search of the exotic animals as the actress mentioned wrong addresses. The department added that once found the animals would be safely handed over to the local zoo authorities. They added that further inquiry into the case is underway.