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Leonardo DiCaprio to support RSS' anti-beef movement: What you must understand

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is all set to make an international debut in a grand manner, according to a media report.

What's more, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be rooting for the Sangh's stance on the beef ban issue.

RSS has planned an event on July 31 in the United Kingdom to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh. Besides, DiCaprio, the high-profile guest list includes broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and business magnet Richard Branson among others, according to a report in DailyO.

The report said about 10,000 NRIs are expected to take part in the event.

While the anti-beef movement led by RSS is driven by its hindutva ideology, DiCaprio has non-religious reasons. DiCaprio is an environmental activist and a vegan.

He plays an active role in spreading awareness about animal rights, climate change and other global environmental challenges. He has contributed millions of dollars to groups that carry out environmental and wildlife conservation programmes.

Last year, he teamed up with Netflix for a documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, on animal agriculture industry highlighting its contribution to global warming. A year earlier he was part of an anti-poaching exposé.

On the other hand, for RSS, cow slaughter is a political issue. And its outrage against beef consumption stems from its religious beliefs.

Now the question is, will DiCaprio support the RSS' beef-ban movement, if he comes to know it has to do more with politics than climate change?

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Topics : #RSS | #Mohan Bhagwat

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