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PETA's Valentine Angel Descends In Bangalore With A Message Of Compassion

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For Immediate Release:
12 February 2013

Contact:
Sachin Bangera +91 9820122561; SachinB@petaindia.org
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta +91 9167937382; GuptaB@petaindia.org

PETA Beauty Urges Bangaloreans to 'Have a Heart: Go Vegan'

Bengaluru – Dressed in a red gown and angel wings, a beauty with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will distribute red roses to couples and other passers-by at Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall on Wednesday, the day before Valentine's Day. Holding a sign that reads, "Have a Heart: Go Vegan", the “Valentine Angel” hopes to encourage everyone to show compassion for animals by sticking to healthy and humane vegan meals:

When: Wednesday, 13 February, 12 noon sharp
Where: Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall, Sri Narasimharaja Circle, J.C. Road, Opp. Canara Bank, Bangalore – 560 002

"Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show love for all living beings by choosing vegan meals", says PETA India’s Benazir Suraiya. "Not only will you be helping countless animals, but you'll be doing your health and the environment a favour too."

Eating meat has been directly linked to increased rates of heart disease, strokes, cancer, and diabetes. It's also killer on the environment; raising animals for food produces huge amounts of greenhouse gasses and pollutes the water. And animals killed for food suffer terribly; they are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. The animals are hit and dragged 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.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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