To say that PETA’s recent “Hug a Vegetarian” Day event at the High Street Phoenix Mall in Mumbai was a success would be a gross understatement. PETA’s chicken mascot hugged so many vegans and vegetarians that his “wings” were almost ready to fall off. In addition to all the loving hugs, PETA stickers, leaflets, vegetarian/vegan starter kits and “Glass Walls” DVDs – narrated by long-time PETA pal R Madhavan – were practically flying out the door.
It’s no accident that the number of people – especially young people – going vegan and vegetarian in India and around the world is skyrocketing. If you want to help stop animal abuse, show Mother Earth some respect and protect your own health, then the first thing that you want to do is stop eating animals.
The best part about embracing vegan eating is that it opens you up to a whole new world of delicious, healthy and eco-friendly foods. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so check out some of the smiling faces of the people who visited PETA’s booth, and see for yourself that a blast was had by all – the veggie way!