Covered With Blue Body Paint, PETA Members Will Urge Goa Residents To Go Vegan In Lead-Up To World Water Day

For Immediate Release:

20 March 2018


Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]

Nirali Gada; [email protected]

PETA to Call Attention to Meat Industry’s Role in Worldwide Water Crisis

Panaji – Just ahead of World Water Day (22nd March), two People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India members will take to the streets of Panaji on Wednesday covered with blue body-paint and holding signs that read, “Save Water – Go Vegan” and “1 Kg of Meat Requires as Much as 15,000 Litres of Water”, to point out that meat consumption is a colossal drain on precious water resources. PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – is calling on residents to fight the worldwide water crisis and clear their consciences by going vegan.

Where: On the public pavement at Panaji Market, near the INOX cinema, DB Road, Bandodkar Marg, Panaji, Goa

When: Wednesday, 21 March, 11 am sharp

“Anyone who’s concerned about the health of the planet can save huge amounts of water and other natural resources just by going vegan,” says PETA India’s Radhika Suryavanshi. “PETA India is encouraging caring people everywhere to ‘-go green-‘ by choosing tasty vegan foods.”

Between watering the crops that farmed animals eat, providing billions of animals with drinking water each year, and cleaning away the filth from farms, trucks, and slaughterhouses, the animal-agriculture industry places a serious strain on the world’s water supply. According to the Water Footprint Network, it take 322 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of vegetables. In contrast, the production of animal “products” uses much more water: 1 kilogram of milk requires 1,020 litres, 1 kilogram of eggs requires 3,265 litres, 1 kilogram of poultry meat requires 4,325 litres, 1 kilogram of pork requires 5,988 litres, 1 kilogram of mutton requires 8,763 litres, and 1 kilogram of beef requires a staggering 15,415 litres.

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