Be Kind to Cows: Go Vegan This Janmashtami

Posted on by PETA

This Janmashtami, show your love for cows by going milk-free! Why? Because dairy products are detrimental to human health and dairy farms are notorious for their abuse of animals.

To get this message out, PETA India staged a demonstration in Ahmedabad city centre during which activists dressed as Lord Krishna and a cow handed out free samples of healthy and delicious Staeta soya milk. The “cow” held a sign reading “Be Kind to Cows: Go Dairy-Free, Choose Soya”.

Campaigner and nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta says, “Lord Krishna would never approve of the severe cruelty to cows found in today’s dairy industry. Consumption of dairy products contributes to the onset of diabetes, obesity and respiratory problems. During Janmashtami – or at any other time – soya milk is not only the smart choice but also the kind choice.”

PETA India’s investigations have found that cows and buffaloes on dairy factory farms spend most of their days confined to tiny stalls. Many farmers inject the animals with the illegal drug oxytocin, believing that it will boost milk production. Animals injected with oxytocin often suffer from severe stomach cramps that are similar to labour pains. Calves on dairy factory farms are either abandoned or sent to slaughter so that the milk meant for them can be sold to humans.

Take the pledge to help cows by kicking dairy products out of your diet today.