Father’s Day Gifts For The Animal-Loving Dad

For Immediate Release:

14 June 2011


Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]

Sachin Bangera [email protected]

Silk-Free Ties, Cruelty-Free Aftershave Make for a Special Dad’s Day

PETA has great gift ideas that are as kind to animals as they will be welcome to kind dads – from clothing accessories to cologne that is tested in the petri dish (and not in rabbits’ eyes) to “meaty” meat-free snacks. Here’s a sample of gifts that are guaranteed to please:

• The old standby tie takes a whole new turn with stylish, silk-free neckwear from Allen Solly. No silkworms are boiled in their cocoons in order to produce polyester or rayon ties, which are available in all its stores in India.

• Thinking about a belt, wallet or new pair of kicks? The best leather-free shoes and accessories are available at Compassionate Avenue – a vegan shoe, wallet and belt retailer. (The company’s products are available at http://compassionavenue.com or via mail order.) You can also find great leather-free options at Baggit, Bata and Shoppers Stop.

• Top-shelf personal-care products are always a hit with Dad, and you can’t miss with the shaving cream, cologne, and other fine cruelty-free products from Avon, Lush, Body Shop and Clinique.

• For a great read, consider Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote this compelling book after becoming a father and reexamining his diet. Eating Animals can be found at your nearest Crossword.

• If Dad likes chicken curry but you’re concerned about what all that fat and cholesterol is doing to his heart, order a bunch of vegan chicken-style strips from Fry’s Vegetarian. Cook these strips to perfection and watch Dad enjoy a cruelty-free snack that is far better for his health! Pick up a packet from Nature’s Basket.

“With all the innovative and animal-friendly products on the market, there’s no need to settle for the same old, same old this Father’s Day”, says PETA India campaign coordinator Himani Shetty. “After all, humans aren’t the only animals who have dads, so why not give animals a break on Father’s Day too?”

For more information on PETA, visit PETAIndia.com.