For Immediate Release:
29 January 2018
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]
‘BLOODIED’ WOMAN TO BE SERVED ON A PLATE TO URGE PUBLIC TO GO VEGAN
PETA and People for Animals Will Call for Compassion in Honour of World Week for the Abolition of Meat
Indore – On the occasion of World Week for the Abolition of Meat (25 January to 31 January), a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and People for Animals will lie “bloodied” and “lifeless” on a giant plate alongside oversized peas, green veggies, and a giant knife and fork on a busy Indore street as a reminder to passers-by that no one wants to be carved up and served as food.
When: Tuesday, 30 January, 12 noon
Where: Meghdoot Garden Main Gate Entrance, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
“The best way to spare animals a miserable life and a terrifying death in the meat industry is to choose healthy, tasty vegan meals,” says PETA Campaigns Assistant Radhika Suryavanshi. “That’s why PETA is encouraging caring people to celebrate World Week for the Abolition of Meat by choosing not to eat any animal – this week and every other week of the year.”
As PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – points out, animals killed for food suffer terribly, as can be seen in its disturbing and highly publicised video exposé “Glass Walls“. Chickens on factory farms are crowded by the thousands into sheds that reek of ammonia from the accumulated waste in which they’re forced to stand. They’re denied everything that is natural and important to them. They and other animals killed for food are crammed into vehicles for slaughter in such high numbers that many sustain broken bones, suffocate, or die on the way. At slaughterhouses, workers often hack at the throats of goats, sheep, and other animals with dull blades. Fish are suffocated or cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats.
Every vegan saves the lives of many animals each year. Vegans also are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters as well as less likely to suffer from major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation, and a 2010 United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.