For Immediate Release:
21 November 2018
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
Graphic PETA India Protest Will Give Meat-Eaters Food for Thought About Eating Flesh
Hyderabad – On Thursday, just ahead of International Meatless Day (25 November), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporters will be “barbecuing” a “dog” on a grill in Hyderabad. The shocking visual will send the message that all animals are made of flesh, blood, and bone; that we all have the same capacity to feel pain and a variety of emotions; and that eating meat means eating the corpses of beings who valued their lives – just as dogs do – and didn’t want to die.
When: Thursday, 22 November, 12 noon sharp
Where: Dharna Chowk, opposite the Indira Park gate, Ashok Nagar, Hyderabad
“When it comes to the capacity to suffer and feel pain and fear, chickens, goats, and cows are no different from dogs,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “PETA India is encouraging people who find the thought of eating a dog distasteful to keep all animals off their plates.”
As PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – revealed in the documentary “Glass Walls“, buffaloes, goats, and other animals used for food are often crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or die en route to the slaughterhouse. They’re hit, dragged, and typically denied even the most basic necessities, such as food, water, and veterinary care. At the slaughterhouse, they’re killed in full view of one another and often dismembered and skinned while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain.
The consumption of animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to an increased risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Moreover, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation, and a 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.