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  • Prescription for Swine Flu: Go Vegan

    Written by PETA

    Have you heard the proverb prevention is better than cure? We believe it’s true, which is why our prescription to swine flu is veganism.

    With growing concerns over a mutating swine flu virus, we want everyone to know that there's one simple way to prevent such outbreaks before they occur: adopt a vegan diet. Recently, a PETA pig and two lovely PETA volunteers posed as nurses urging the people of Pune to go vegan. A lot of passers-by stopped to get our prescription for swine flu. As the names imply, swine flu and avian flu come from pigs and birds, and the virus mutates into pathogens that can afflict humans.It’s needless to say that this happens because the conditions on factory farms are filthy and stressful. Pigs and other animals on factory farms are fed a steady diet of antibiotics which causes viruses to mutate and grow stronger.

    This is why we urge you to follow our prescription for swine flu: Go Vegan. Please comment below to tell us why you would go vegan.

  • Jesus in Seitan

    Written by PETA


    "Praise Seitan!"

    Hallelujah! Jesus appeared in Seitan. Yes! I did spell that correctly.Seitan is gluten made out of wheat, a form of mock meat. Recently a PETA US’ supporter was getting ready to barbeque his mock meat when he noticed an image of Jesus Christ on the cross appear in the godly gluten. Was this the sign of the Lord urging people to go veg? I am not sure, but going vegetarian is surely the right choice.Billions of animals live miserable lives and die violent, bloody deaths. It’s time to say to hell with meat. A lot of people make the switch by choosing to eat mock meat, including soya products, instead of meat.So there’s no reason to kill animals for your taste buds. Do the best thing for your health and for animals by taking our pledge to be veg.

  • Yippie! UGC Expert Committee Recommends Phasing Out Dissection

    Written by PETA

    The countless e-mails, letters and the voice of animal activists and supporters have been heard!

    A member of the UGC’s expert committee called us to say they have recommended that the animal dissection requirement for students be dropped from UGC undergraduate zoology curriculum. Well, after hearing that the first thing I wanted to do was share the news with all of you.The expert committee of the University Grants Commission advocated the use of modern methods like computer simulations, interactive CD-ROMs, films, charts and lifelike models. These methods are technologically advanced and they teach animal sciences more effectively. This hopefully means animals will soon no longer be used as disposable beings in undergraduate zoology classes.

    The battle is far from over but today we surely have reached a milestone.Research has shown that a significant number of students at every educational level are uncomfortable with the use of animals in dissection and experimentation. Using animals in classroom experiments gives students the subtle message that there is no need to consider the lives, capacities, and habitats of animals. We are so glad that the UGC expert committee is trying to get rid of dissection at least at the undergraduate level.T

    hank you UGC expert committee for working to save countless lives and let’s hope there will soon be an end to the usage of animals for dissection all throughout zoology curriculum at all education levels. This is the surely a welcome first step!

  • Free Paul

    Written by PETA

    Free%20Paul1.jpg“Deutschland... Go Deutschland!” is what I have been chanting this World Cup, but I am not at all amused by the use of Paul the octopus by the Sea Life Aquarium in Germany as an oracle to predict who will win the FIFA tournament.Octopuses are intelligent creatures and should not be caged in a small water tank. It is quite distressing that in some parts of the world, octopuses are eaten alive—and when people lose their fascination with Paul's predictions, he could also land up on a pan.

    This is why PETA Germany has urged Sea Life Aquarium officials to release Paul into the national park waters off the south coast of France, where fishing is banned. Even though Paul’s prediction was correct yesterday, German fans were still cheering for Germany, so all those animal lovers should hold banners that say “Free Paul”, urging officials to release Paul.

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