Concern Over Suspected Dog Meat In Restaurants Prompts Pro-Vegan Billboard 

For Immediate Release:

11 May 2018


Nirali Gada; [email protected]

Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]

PETA India Urges Anyone Horrified by the Idea of Eating a Dog to Stop Eating All Animals

Kolkata – “If You Wouldn’t Eat a Dog, Why Eat a Chicken? Go Vegan” –  that’s the message on a brand-new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India billboard that will go up near the intersection of Park and Wood streets in response to recent reports that dog meat from dump-yards near Kolkata may be turning up in restaurants in the city. As a result of the public’s ensuing horror and disgust, the sale of non-vegetarian food has reportedly fallen by 50 per cent.

A copy of the Billboard is available on request.

“The thought of chowing down on a dog carcass should turn anyone’s stomach, but so should doing the same to a chicken,” says PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate. “PETA India’s billboard makes the simple point that people who are disgusted by eating dog should question why they consider it acceptable to consume one animal’s flesh but not another’s and go vegan.”

The use of animals for food causes suffering on a massive scale. Dogs are butchered with dull knives, fish suffocate or are cut open on the decks of fishing boats, chickens are kept in filthy cages so small that they can’t even spread a wing, and calves are ripped from their mothers shortly after birth so that humans can drink their milk instead.

PETA India – whose motto reads in, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – also notes that eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.

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