Ahead of World Vegan Day (1 November), members of PETA India drenched themselves with “blood” to symbolise the violent death of 80 billion land animals and up to trillions of fish who are killed for food every year.
Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year immense suffering and a terrifying, bloody death in the meat, egg, and dairy industries. Today, chickens used for eggs are confined to cages so small they cannot spread a wing, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, and calves are torn away from their mothers soon after birth so that humans can steal the milk meant for them. At the slaughterhouse, animals are typically killed in full view of one another and dismembered while they’re still conscious.
Vegans are also less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – all of which are widespread health problems in India. In addition, animal agriculture is a leading cause of water pollution, deforestation, and greenhouse-gas emissions, and a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.Pledge To Go Vegan