For Immediate Release:
23 November 2017
Ayushi Sharma [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari [email protected]
Graphic PETA Protest Will Give Meat-Eaters Food for Thought About Eating Grilled Flesh
Trivandrum – On Friday, just ahead of International Meatless Day (25 November), a “bloodied” and “charred” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporter will be “barbecued” on a charcoal grill in Trivandrum. The shocking visual will send the message that all animals, including humans, 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 and didn’t want to die.
When: Friday, 24 November, 12 noon sharp
Where: Near Kanakakunnu Gate, next to the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo and the Museum Police Station, Nanthancode, Trivandrum 695 001
“Most of us would never want to munch on a human, so there’s no reason for any of us to chow down on a chicken,” says PETA Campaigns Assistant Ayushi Sharma. “PETA is urging passers-by disturbed by the idea of a ‘human barbecue’ to fuel up with fortifying and delicious vegan meals rather than the bodies of mutilated animals.”
As PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – revealed in the documentary “Glass Walls“, 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 recent 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.