Ban Meat Sales and Advertisements on Mahatma Gandhi Roads, PETA India Urges City Administrations

Posted on by Erika Goyal

Just in time for Gandhi Jayanti (2 October), PETA India has sent letters to the municipal heads of cities across India, including Bengaluru along with 25 others, requesting that they honour Mahatma Gandhi’s dedication to non-violence by prohibiting the sale and advertisement of meat on the city’s Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road starting from Gandhi Jayanti. PETA India’s letter points out that the political and spiritual leader believed “flesh-food to be unsuited to our species” and encouraged his followers to show compassion for all living beings.

PETA India agrees with Gandhi ji that meat-free meals spare animals immense suffering. In today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, billions of animals are raised in vast warehouses in severe confinement. As PETA India reveals in the video exposé “Glass Walls”, chickens killed for food are often shackled upside down before their throats are slit. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they’re dragged off to the slaughterhouse. Pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.

Eating vegan also reduces one’s risk of heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, and obesity; helps fight the climate catastrophe by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions; and can even prevent future pandemics. COVID-19 is largely believed to have stemmed from a live-animal meat market, and SARS, swine flu, and bird flu have also been linked to confining and killing animals for food.

You, too, can make a difference by eating vegan.

Order A Copy of Free Vegan Starter Kit Today