For Immediate Release:
28 October 2021
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
Monica Chopra; [email protected]
Members of PETA India Will Douse Themselves in ‘Blood’ to Protest Meat-Eating
Kolkata – Ahead of World Vegan Day (1 November), members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will gather on Friday and simultaneously drench themselves in “blood”, to symbolise the violent death of 80 billion land animals and up to trillions of fish who are killed for food every year.
Place: South Gate, Victoria Memorial Hall, 1 Queens Way, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
Time: Friday, 29 October, 12 noon sharp
“For World Vegan Day, PETA India is challenging people to consider what the meat on their plate really is: the mutilated corpse of a sensitive animal who didn’t want to die,” says PETA India Senior Campaigns Coordinator Radhika Suryavanshi. “We can all save animals’ lives simply by choosing healthy and delicious vegan meals every time we sit down to eat.”
Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year immense suffering and a terrifying, bloody death in the meat, egg, and dairy industries. Today, chickens used for eggs are confined to cages so small they cannot spread a wing, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, and calves are torn away from their mothers soon after birth so that humans can steal the milk meant for them. At the slaughterhouse, animals are typically killed in full view of one another and dismembered while they’re still conscious.
Vegans are also less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – all of which are widespread health problems in India. In addition, animal agriculture is a leading cause of water pollution, deforestation, and greenhouse-gas emissions, and a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.