For Immediate Release:
29 August 2019
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
In Bid to Curb Plastic Usage, PETA India Points Out That Cows Often Ingest Up to 70 Kilograms of the Material
Ahmedabad – A “dead cow” – whose stomach has been ripped open the way it could be by ingested plastic – will lead People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporters in urging passers-by to reduce their use of plastic bags and other single-use plastic items. Many cows have up to 70 kilograms of plastic rubbish surgically removed from their stomachs. Others who ingest the material aren’t so lucky and die slowly and painfully. The supporters will also distribute cow-friendly canvas tote bags to people in order to help them reduce their use of plastic ones.
Where: Outside Gate No 1, Alpha One Mall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
When: Friday, 30 August, 12 noon
“The scale of our plastic problem is hard to comprehend, as countless vulnerable land and sea animals suffer and die every day after ingesting or getting entangled in huge amounts of plastic rubbish,” says PETA India Campaigner Ayushi Sharma. “PETA India is calling on caring people to consider the harm a piece of discarded plastic can cause and to opt for reusable canvas bags in order to help keep animals and the planet healthy and safe.”
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group encourages everyone to dispose of rubbish properly by keeping it in tightly sealed, chew-proof containers; rinsing out tins and putting the tops inside so that they won’t cut an animal’s tongue; and crushing aluminium cans, securing lids on jars, and cutting open empty cardboard and plastic containers so that animals can’t become stuck inside them. Shoppers should also choose reusable bags rather than plastic ones and avoid other single-use plastic items.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.