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Eating out of a giant earth and holding placards reading You Cant Be a Meat Eating Environmentalist and Go Veg: For the Earth, For the Animals, For your Health, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India created awareness on meat eating and its ill effects on planet earth on World Environment Day.
Activists were eating the earth, and others distributed leaflets on how you cannot be a meat eating environmentalist. India’s increased use of intensive animal rearing, modeled after the western world’s factory farming methods, is wreaking havoc on the environment. A recent study done by Times has pegged one of the main reasons for global warming as livestock rearing for food. The international meat industry generates roughly 18% of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions—even more than transportation—according to a report from the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization.
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Bound to a wheelchair, covered in bandages and carrying a placard reading, "The dark side of dairy ", People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's "cow", Ganga, protested the hideous cruelty meted out to her fellow cows and buffaloes by the dairy industry on World Milk Day. To meet the growing demand for milk, farmers impregnate cows repeatedly. Male calves are either sent to be killed or left on the roads to fend for themselves by rummaging in garbage cans. Many farmers cannot afford to feed their cows, and so they leave the animals on the road and only take them in for milking. Once a cow is deemed no longer useful, she is either sent to an illegal abattoir or abandoned in the city to starve.
Not only is the dairy industry inherently cruel, its products are not even required for a healthful human diet, as doctors all around the world are now realising.
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petaDishoom and animal rights supporters, Demonstealer Records, is proud to announce the release of the 3rd split CD, Rise Of The Eastern Blood. The CD showcases 3 of the subcontinent’s best bands: Demonic Resurrection (India), Severe Dementia (Bangladesh) and Dusk (Pakistan). And to top it off, since no release from DSR is complete without bonus tracks – 2 songs from a killer band called Helmskey (Singapore). That makes Rise Of The Eastern Blood sixteen tracks of non stop metal mayhem. Demonstealer says that it is important to preserve wild animals' natural habitats. He believes that if forests and jungles are destroyed, the Earth will eventually die, and so it will benefit all of us to preserve wildlife and its natural habitats. Read what else Demonstealer had to say in this exclusive petaDishoom interview: http://www.petadishoom.com/page3/demonic_resurrection.asp.
The music on this CD is unique and spans various genres: Demonic Resurrection's brand of demonic metal which merges power/death and black metal. Severe Dementia plays brutal death metal with a heavy dose of technicality and also experimental passages in their music molding all their influences. Dark, brooding and sinister is the best way to describe the doom/death genre that Dusk plays. And finally, Helmskey brings it on loud and clear with their melodic black metal style of music.
For more on all the bands that support petaDishoom, check out http://www.petadishoom.com/page3/index.asp.
Dressed in a body suit with an elephant mask, a chained petaDishoom volunteer crouched outside Rajkamal Circus in Jaipur, in front of a huge banner that read Shackled, Beaten, Abused to demonstrate how captive elephants suffer in circuses.
On the 23rd of April, subsequent to a boy hurling a stone at him, a frustrated elephant called Bahadur ran amok at the Chaugan Stadium, Jaipur, breaking his chains and injuring some people. Bahadur, aged 38, is a performing elephant with the Rajkamal Circus, Jaipur.
This is another one of several instances where captive elephants have broken from their shackles and caused harm to humans.Circus animals are forced to perform out of fear and food deprivation. All elephant mahouts carry the ankus, a sharp metal instrument which they cruelly use to dig deep into the tender skin of the elephant to make them perform.
Circuses portray a distorted view of wildlife. In contrast to the glittery image the circus tries to project, the lives of animals who are forced to perform repetitious, confusing and often painful tricks are miserable. Animals do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads or jump through rings of fire, so circus handlers use whips, electric shock prods and other tools of torture to train them. Circus animals work based on fear, knowing they will be hurt badly if they do not obey.
Elephants are forced to perform unnatural acts like playing cricket and balancing all 3 legs on a tiny stool, amongst other acts that they find frightening. Bears may have their noses broken during training or their paws burned to force them to stand and walk on their hind legs, and their toes are beaten in training if they do not dance. Even the animals’ access to basic necessities such as clean water, sufficient food and vital veterinary care is often ignored or severely limited.
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Dressed in a body suit with an elephant mask, a chained PETA volunteer crouched in front of a huge banner which read Shackled, Beaten, Abused to show how elephants suffer in captivity in Cochin, Kerala on the 18th of April. The protest is part of a series of demonstrations that the group is holding in an effort to draw attention to the appalling conditions of captive elephants.Join us in our fight for the rights of animals. Log onto http://www.petadishoom.com/action/index.asp to learn how.
Eggs Are Not Egg-xactly Vegetarian, say PETA Activists, while they demonstrated in Thiruvanathapuram on the 4th of April.
A human-sized chick emerged from an egg as PETA volunteers distributed leaflets to reveal the cruelty to chickens in modern animal factories and show how people can help stop it. To produce eggs, the birds spend their entire lives in battery cages housed in dark, crowded sheds, where they are treated as egg-laying machines. When they reach the egg-laying stage, they are subjected to harsh and continuous light, sometimes for up to 22 hours a day. After their tired and worn-out bodies stop laying eggs and are no longer useful for egg production, they are sold for slaughter. Even you can take a stand to stop this mindless cruelty.
Become vegetarian and get all your friends and family on board with you. To know more on how you can get involved, please check out www.petaDishoom.com.
Holding a sign that reads KFC tortures chickens and imprisoned in a cage, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, protested the over-crowded and miserable conditions chickens killed for KFC are forced to endure. The demonstration took place on the 21st of March 2007 in Chennai.This is part of the international campaign against KFC cruel practices. PETA is demanding basic animal welfare standards to be implemented at KFC supplier farms all over the world.For information on how you can help us, please check out www.petaDishoom.com
Rashmi Mehra, student at NIFT Delhi has designed an animal friendly couture line.She has used only non-animal fabrics. The clothes will bear the PETA India logo on them and were entered in the Wills Lifestyle Competition. AYAMIK Stores has sponsored the line and have agreed to showcase her designs in stores across the country.
Here is Janhavi, winner of the Month of Rock contest with her prize…a brand new Granada Guitar, graciously donated by Furtados. For your chance to win other goodies, do check out our other contests.
www.petaDishoom.com, in association with http://www.split-magazine.com/, gives you a chance to win free CDs of 'Fine Tuned Disaster' — an 18-song metal compilation featuring some of India’s best metal outfits: Pin Drop Violence, Skincold, Scribe, Bhayanak Maut, Amidst The Chaos and Bitchslap.All you need to do is answer a simple question. Click here http://split-magazine.com/contests/petadishoom-feb07/index.php to enter the contest!Note: The contest is open to Indian residents only.
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