For Immediate Release:
30 September 2013
Stunning Action to Take Place on World Vegetarian Day and in Advance of Gandhi Jayanti to Urge Bangaloreans to Go Meat-Free
Bangalore – Covered with “blood”, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will lie “dead” on a large tray covered with clear plastic to mimic a typical package of frozen meat on Tuesday. Other PETA members will hold signs that read, “Meat Is Murder”. The action will take place on 1 October, recognised globally as World Vegetarian Day. It also takes place one day before the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who was vegetarian. October is celebrated globally as Vegetarian Awareness Month. PETA wants to demonstrate that all animals, including humans, are made of flesh, blood and bone; that we have the same senses and variety of emotions; and that eating meat is, literally, eating a corpse.
When: Tuesday, 1 October, 12 noon sharp
Where: Across from Pai International Electronics Ltd, KFC signal, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038
“We are challenging people to think about what ‘meat’ is”, says PETA India’s Grishma Myatra. “Eating flesh means eating the corpse of a tortured animal who did not want to die. We are encouraging people to give going vegan a try.”
Animals slaughtered for meat are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or die en route to the slaughterhouse. They are hit, dragged, handled cruelly and illegally and typically denied even the most basic necessities, such as food, water and veterinary care. At the slaughterhouse, they are killed in view of one another and are often dismembered and skinned while they are still conscious. Chickens are crowded by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds that reek of ammonia fumes from the accumulated waste. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are cut with blunt knives and their bodies are dunked into scalding-hot water for feather removal, often while they are still conscious.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.