Caged PETA Members Urge Kerala Residents To Go Egg-Free This Easter

Group Points Out Extreme Suffering of Hens, Offers Cruelty-Free Alternatives for Holiday  Trivandrum, 

For Immediate Release:

17 April 2014


Benazir Suraiya +91 9004547382; [email protected]

Grishma Myatra +91 9820787382; [email protected]

Kerala– Confined in cages and holding signs that read, “Chickens Suffer For Eggs. Have a Vegan Easter “, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will protest against the intensive confinement of hens in factory egg farms on Friday. PETA’s point? That hens used for their eggs are subjected to cages so severely restrictive that they can’t even spread a wing. Also, PETA will share with passersby free Vegan Starter Kits that will help residents to make all their favorite Easter dishes without harming a feather on a chicken’s back:

When:  Friday, 18 April, 12 noon sharp

Where: On the public pavement of MG Road, Opposite Raymonds Showroom, (QRS Square), Pulimoodu, Trivandrum 695001

“Egg production is not only cruel, but it’s also entirely unnecessary because it’s easy to cook without eggs”, says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “And because they’re loaded with cholesterol and saturated fat, eggs are as bad for your health as they are for hens’ well-being.” 

Millions of hens used for eggs production spend their entire lives crammed to tiny battery cages.  Baby birds have their sensitive beaks cut off with a red-hot blade. Since cages are stacked one on top of another, feaces from the birds on top fall onto the birds below. Stress and constant rubbing against the wire cages causes hens to lose their feathers; the bird’s bodies become covered with bruises, abrasions and boils.After their tired and worn-out bodies stop laying eggs and are no longer useful for egg production, they are sold for slaughter.  

People who want tips on going egg-free can order a copy of PETA’s free Vegan Starter Kit by writing to [email protected] For more information, please visit