REUTERS: A sculpture portraying a polar bear crushed by a shoe was carved by well-known artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on the sandy beaches of this seaside town on Tuesday with an appeal to shoppers to stop buying leather.
Pattnaik carved the impressive sculpture with the slogan: “Your carbon footprints have leather shoes”. The event was organised by PETA-India to mark the World Environment Day.
“PETA, through this sculpture will draw the attention of the people at large to the harmful effects of global warming on endangered and dwindling species of polar bear,” said N.G. Jayasimha of PETA-India.
Pattnaik took 10 hours to complete the work, using the hides of more than 24 cattle to produce the giant sculpture.