For Immediate Release:
19 September 2017
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]
PETA India and Mission Rabies Ranchi Will Call for Compassion in Lead-Up to International Day of Peace
Ranchi – Just ahead of the International Day of Peace (21 September), a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Mission Rabies Ranchi will lie “bloodied” and “lifeless” on a giant plate alongside oversized peas, green veggies, and a giant knife and fork on a busy Ranchi street. Other supporters will hold a large banner reading, “Non-Violence Begins on Your Plate – Try Vegan,” as a reminder to passers-by that no one wants to be carved up and served as food.
When: Wednesday, 20 September
Time: 12 noon sharp
Where: Outside Big Bazaar, JC Tower, Main Road, Ranchi 834 001
“The best way to spare animals a miserable life and terrifying death in the meat industry is to choose healthy, tasty vegan meals,” says PETA India’s Ayushi Sharma. “That’s why PETA India is encouraging caring people to celebrate the International Day of Peace by choosing not to eat any animal – on this day and every day of the year.”
As PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – points out, animals killed for food suffer terribly, as 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 en route. 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. Also, vegans are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters as well as less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – all of which are major health problems in India. 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.