The word ahimsa means non-violence and respect for all living beings. PETA’s mission is built on non-violence and our motto is animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any other way. We are therefore so excited to be part of Ahimsa Fest 2016 which is taking place on 20 November at Jashodha Rang Manch, NM College, Juhu from 10 am to 10 pm.
Talk by PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk: 10:30am
Among the distinguished speakers at the fest will be Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA, who will share her experiences and why Ahimsa should be a part of everyone’s life.
Talk by Meet Ashar: 2:00pm
PETA’s Emergency Response Co-ordinator will explain how people can help animal locally, give a brief about animal protection laws and different type of cruelties that animals face daily and how to deal with them.
Our PETA Youth department has arranged exciting activities like the Cage Challenge where people are invited to spend 60 seconds in a human-sized battery-like cage to consider what chickens for eggs go through their entire lives. They will also show you how a vegan meal is more environmentally friendly than a meat lunch via inflatable eye-catching displays. PETA Youth’s 360 degrees virtual reality campaign where people can experience life from a chicken’s point of view for 3 minutes will also feature at the fest.
Compassionate Citizen Activities for Kids
Kids will be delighted to visit our special booth for children where they can interact with PETA’s elephant mascot that will be present to help them understand the sad plight of elephants and other animals in circuses. Kids will also have an opportunity to sit inside a cage to consider how caged birds feel. We will set up a bookmark-making station where kids can design and create their very own bookmarks with animal protection themes. The kids can pick up free PETA stickers, wristbands and balloons.
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