For Immediate Release:
29 January 2019
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
PETA India Will Call For Compassion in Honour of World Week for the Abolition of Meat
Ernakulam – During World Week for the Abolition of Meat (25–31 January), a “bloodied” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporter will lie “lifeless” on a giant plate alongside oversized prop peas and other green veggies and a giant knife and fork as a reminder to passers-by that no one wants to be carved up and served as food.
When: Wednesday, 30 January, 12 noon sharp
Where: Rainbow Hanging Bridge on Abdul Kalam Marg, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala
“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 India Campaigns Coordinator Radhika Suryavanshi. “That’s why PETA India is encouraging caring people to celebrate World Week for the Abolition of Meat by choosing not to eat any animals – this week and every other week 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 can be seen in its disturbing and highly publicised video exposé “Glass Walls“. Chickens on factory farms are packed by the thousands into crowded sheds that reek of ammonia from the accumulated waste in which they’re forced to stand. They’re denied everything that’s natural and important to them. Chickens and other animals killed for food are then crammed into vehicles to be transported to slaughterhouses 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 others with dull blades. And fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats.
Each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals per year. Vegans are also, 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 vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.