Thanks in part to all-vegan restaurants, such as The Real Green Cafe, Kompassion, and Granny’s Bowl, along with vegan food-delivery service Back to the Basics and the Pune Vegan Fest, Pune has been named PETA’s Most Vegan-Friendly City during World Vegan Month (November).
In addition to its numerous vegan and vegan-friendly eateries, Pune is the home of innovative companies, such as soya foods company Chetrans Foods and vegan personal care–product maker Trumount Cosmoceuticals. It’s easy to learn more about vegan eating and meet like-minded people in the city, too, thanks to the Pune Vegans Facebook group.
PETA notes that interest in going vegan is on the rise across India, as more people learn how vegan meals spare animals daily suffering and a terrifying death. In today’s increasingly industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, pigs are often stabbed in the heart as they scream in pain, and calves are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth. At the slaughterhouse, animals are often killed in full view of one another and dismembered while they’re still conscious.
Vegans are also less prone to suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are, and they have a smaller carbon footprint too, as raising animals for food is one of the largest sources of the greenhouse-gas emissions that have been linked to climate change.
Did you know that you could save thousands of animals just by adopting a meat-free diet? That’s right – going vegan saves lives! And if that’s not appealing enough, it’s easy, too.
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