As the wedding of Bollywood’s Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan gets underway, PETA India are sending the gorgeous couple a sweet gift that will stand out. The group is giving them a flock of five large vegan-chocolate chickens prepared by Delhi’s Choco Kraft. No animals, including no chickens used for eggs and no cows used for dairy products, were harmed to make this compassionate gift.
“Kareena Kapoor is vegetarian and refused to eat eggs while filming Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu“, says PETA India Chief Executive Officer Poorva Joshipura. “What better occasion than this ‘wedding of the year’ for PETA to honour Kareena’s compassion and to do our part to get Saifeena off to a deliciously sweet start in their new life together?”
On India’s factory farms, virtually all chickens have part of their sensitive beaks cut off with hot blades. Egg-laying hens spend the rest of their lives crammed into filthy wire cages, where most will never be able to extend their wings. Mother cows and buffaloes on India’s dairy factory farms spend most of their days confined to tiny stalls. Many are injected with oxytocin by farmers in an effort to force them to produce unnaturally large quantities of milk, and as a result, they often suffer from severe stomach cramps equivalent to labour pains. Calves on dairy factory farms are either abandoned or killed so that the milk meant for them can be sold to humans.
Consumers can find vegan chocolates by reading the labels and ensuring that the dessert is egg- and dairy-free. Check out what happens to cows used for their milk here.