‘Bloodied’ Woman to be Served Up on a Plate to Urge Public to Go Vegan

For Immediate Release:
8 December 2015

Neerja Khede; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

PETA India and PFA Will Callfor Compassion in Lead-Up to International Animal Rights Day

Nagpur–Just ahead of Human Rights Day, which is also International Animal Rights Day (10 December), a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and People for Animals (PFA)will lie “bloodied” and “lifeless” on a giant plate alongside over sized peas, French fries, ketchup and a knife and fork on a busy Nagpur street. Other PETA India and PFA supporters will hold a large banner reading,”Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate”, as a reminder to passers-by that no one wants to be carved up and served for dinner.

When:    Wednesday, 9 December, 12 pm sharp

Where:  At Futara Lake, Near Telankhedi, Nagpur

“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 nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “That’s why PETA India is encouraging caring people to celebrate International Animal Rights Day by choosing not to eat any living being – on this day and every day of the year.”

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 the animals are forced to stand. These birds are 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 break their 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 every year. Also, vegans are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters, and they are less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes and cancer – all of which are major health problems in India. Additionally, 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.