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'Bloodied' Woman to Lie On Plate as 'Food' to Urge Public to Mark International Day of Peace by Going Vegan

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For Immediate Release:
20 September 2012

Contact:
Sachin Bangera +91 9820122561; SachinB@petaindia.org
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta +91 9930681880; GuptaB@petaindia.org

PETA Action Will Point Out That Peace Begins on Your Plate

Bangalore – To prove that she's dead serious about the need for peace, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will lie "bloodied" and "lifeless" on a giant plate along with oversized peas, French fries and ketchup next to a giant knife and fork in Bangalore on Friday, the International Day of Peace. Other activists will hold a large banner reading, "Peace Begins on Your Plate – Go Vegan". PETA's point? That people can do their part to help foster a more peaceful world simply by leaving meat and dairy products off their plates and choosing a healthy, humane vegan diet.

When: Friday, 21 September, 12 noon sharp
Where: On the public pavement, next to Chinmaya Mission Hospital, 80 Feet Road, Indira Nagar, Bangalore

"Animals may not look exactly like us, but they certainly share our ability to feel joy, love and pain", says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. "Each of us has the ability to help stop violence simply by choosing vegan meals every time we sit down to eat."

Meat consumption is responsible for an extraordinary amount of animal suffering. In today's industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens have their throats cut while they're still conscious, fish are suffocated or cut open while they're still alive on the decks of fishing boats and calves are taken away from their mothers within hours of birth. And eating meat is deadly to our health, too: the consumption of meat and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity. In addition, raising animals for food is a major cause of water consumption, water pollution, land degradation and the greenhouse-gas emissions responsible for climate change.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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