For Immediate Release:
23 November 2015
Stunning Action to Take Place to Urge Public to Go Meat-Free
Guwahati – Covered with “blood”, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – will lie “dead” on a large tray covered with clear plastic to mimic a typical package of frozen meat. Other PETA members, along with Just Be Friendly India members, will hold signs that read, “Meat Is Murder”. The action will take place on Tuesday, just ahead of International Meatless Day, which is 25 November. PETA wants to demonstrate that all animals, including humans, are made of flesh, blood and bone; that we have the same senses and variety of emotions; and that eating meat means literally eating a corpse.
When: Tuesday, 24 November, 12 pm sharp
Where: Outside the main gate of Nehru Park, Opposite Cotton College, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam 781 001
“We are challenging people to think about what ‘meat’ is”, says PETA India’s Neerja Khede. “Eating flesh means eating the corpse of a tortured animal who did not want to die. We are encouraging people to give going vegan a try.”
As shown in PETA India’s video documentary “Glass Walls”, animals used for meat are often crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or die en route to the slaughterhouse. They are hit, dragged and typically denied even the most basic necessities, such as food, water and veterinary care Chickens are crowded by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds that reek of ammonia fumes from the accumulated waste. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are cut with blunt knives, often while they are still conscious.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.