For Immediate Release:
29 September 2016
Eye-Catching Demonstration Will Reveal That Hens Suffer in Battery Cages
Bhopal – Just in time for World Vegetarian Day on 1 October, World Farm Animals Day and Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October, and the start of Vegetarian Awareness Month, PETA India supporters will gather in Bhopal on Friday to cram themselves into cages stacked on top of one another – conditions similar to those on egg farms, where chickens spend their entire lives in cages so small they cannot spread a wing in any direction.
When: Friday, 30 September, 12 noon sharp
Where: Campion Road, E-7, Arera Colony, Bhopal
“When we eat eggs, we condemn hens to miserable lives spent crammed together in filthy wire cages that dig into and cripple their feet”, says PETA Campaigns Coordinator Neerja Khede. “PETA is calling on everyone to show kindness to these sensitive birds by going vegan.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – documented in the video exposé “Glass Walls” that most chickens used for eggs are confined to a space that’s smaller than an A4 sheet of paper, and parts of their beaks are cut off with a hot blade to prevent them from pecking each other in frustration. Once their bodies wear out and they’re no longer considered useful for egg production, they’re sent to slaughter, where they’re killed in full view of their companions. Male chicks, considered worthless by the industry, are killed by the millions shortly after hatching.
In addition to sparing chickens and other animals immense suffering, people who go vegan dramatically reduce their carbon footprint as well as their risk of developing heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.