Nine-Day Countdown to Going VEGAN

Posted on by PETA

What’s up, people? Have you been thinking about going vegan? Why not take a pledge to do just that this Navratri? Not only will you be helping animals by doing so, you’ll also have more energy to dance through the night. PETA is here to help, and we’ve put together a nine-day plan for going vegan for you and your friends who are not yet vegan. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

Day 1: What’s wrong with milk?
Watch this video to learn what happens to animals used for their milk.

Day 2: What’s wrong with eggs?
Eggs are about as vegetarian as chicken tikka or a mutton burger (in other words, not vegetarian at all!). If someone told you that eggs were vegetarian, maybe you should ask if they also think the world is flat. Male chicks are killed shortly after birth because they can’t produce eggs and are too small to be profitably raised and killed for their flesh – and that’s definitely not vegetarian!

Day 3: Don’t wear a cow!
Leather is not a fabric; it is the stolen skin of an animal who was killed. There are so many cool non-leather styles available that wearing an animal’s skin is definitely uncool! Check out what Pamela Anderson has to say about the cruel skins trade.

Day 4: Are you ready to take the challenge?
If you haven’t already, try soya milk and delicious sorbets and petha! They’re all vegan! Believe me: going vegan is the best thing that you can do for yourself, animals and the planet.

Day 5: Make a vegan meal.
Most of the food that you get during Navratri is vegan anyway, but if you want to make something special from our recipes database, please do – and don’t forget to let us know how the dish turned out.

Thai curry soup bowl with tofu and veggies.

Day 6: Take a close look at your cosmetics.
Browse through the list of companies that do and don’t test on animals and pledge to use only cruelty-free cosmetics.

Day 7: Silk is cruel.
Even small animals matter. To produce just 100 grams of silk, approximately 1,500 silkworms are killed. If you had ever visited a silk production farm, you’d never want to wear a silk sari or a silk dhoti again. Use faux silk or other non-animal materials instead.

Day 8: Still not convinced?
If you’re still not convinced that going vegan is the right thing to do, just watch this.

Day 9: Vegan Day!
We hope you agree that with these tips, you can be vegan by the last day of Navratri and help others go vegan, too. Talk to at least two people about going vegan and become a true superhero for animals!

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Happy Navratri!