‘Chicks’ and ‘Calves’ to Make Vegan Plea in the Face of the Climate Crisis

For Immediate Release:

11 November 2019


Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]

Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]

Young PETA India and Pune Climate Save Volunteers Will Urge Passers-By to Ditch Planet-Poisoning Meat and Dairy for Next Generations’ Sake

Pune – Just in time for Children’s Day (14 November) and during World Vegan Month, a brigade of young People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporters from WiseRoots World School wearing chick and calf costumes will gather around a giant globe in Pune. The children’s message? Go vegan to save the planet before it’s too late.

When:        Tuesday, 12 November, 4 pm sharp

Where:       Near Westside clothing shop, Fergusson College Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 

“These children know that the global demand for meat is messing up weather systems, killing animals and the planet, and endangering future generations,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Radhika Suryavanshi. “PETA India stands with them as they blaze a better way forward by calling on adults and their own peers to take the simple, life-saving step of going vegan.”

The United Nations states that animal agriculture (raising animals for meat, eggs, and dairy) is responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than the worldwide transport sector and warns that a global shift to vegan eating is necessary to stem the worst effects of climate change. And a study concluded that the consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy may be the biggest threat to much of the world’s plant and animal life, as a result of the clearing of land to rear animals for these industries and grow the crops to feed them. In addition to helping to combat deforestation, each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.

PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to ” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.