Wants Puducherry Residents to 'Relate to Chickens' Fate' and Go Vegan
21 May 2012
Benazir Suraiya +91 9004547382; BenazirS@petaindia.org
Niranjan Amarnath +91 8754407382; email@example.com
Puducherry – In an act of turnabout, a member of
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India wearing a chicken
costume will pedal a bicycle with baby dolls dangling by their feet from the bike.
The big bird will hold a sign that reads, "Try to Relate to Chickens' Fate
– Go Vegan". PETA's point? That countless chickens are transported to
their terrifying deaths in this cruel manner and that the best way to help
animals, the planet, and your own health is to go vegan:
22 May, 12 noon sharp
the Mahatma Gandhi statue, Beach Road, Puducherry
"If you wouldn't bind human babies by the feet
and dangle them from a bicycle, you shouldn't do it to any other animal,
either", says PETA India volunteer Niranjan Amarnath. "Eating meat
means eating the corpse of a tortured animal who did not want to die. PETA
encourages people to try going vegan."
Intelligent and inquisitive animals, chickens are
crowded by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds on factory farms that reek
of ammonia fumes from the accumulated waste. At the slaughterhouse, their
throats are cut and their bodies are dunked into scalding-hot water for feather
removal, often while they are still conscious. Other animals slaughtered for
meat are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely
injured or die en route to the slaughterhouse. The animals are hit, dragged and
cruelly and illegally handled and are
often denied even basic necessities, such as food, water and veterinary
treatment. At the slaughterhouse, they are
killed in view of one another and are often dismembered and skinned while they
are still conscious.
In addition to this suffering, eating chicken and
other meat has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes,
obesity and cancer. Additionally, raising animals for food is a leading cause
of water pollution, land degradation and the greenhouse-gas emissions that
cause climate change.
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