For Immediate Release:
4 November 2016
PETA Will Urge Public to Spare a Thought for the Billions of Animals Killed Each Year for Meat
Mumbai – To mark World Vegan Month (November), dozens of PETA supporters wearing skin-coloured bodysuits covered with fake blood will lie in a gruesome heap on 5 November to encourage passers-by to switch to healthy and humane plant-based meals. The macabre protesters will hold placards reading, “Meat Kills: Choose Vegan”.
When: Saturday, 5 November, 12 noon
Where: On the pavement opposite Bombay Blue and Copper Chimney, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
“Animals feel pain, fear, love, and joy, just as humans do, yet billions of them are killed every year in an industry that is poisoning the environment and contributing to India’s heart disease epidemic”, says PETA India Chief Executive Officer Poorva Joshipura. “PETA is challenging people to think about the terrible harm that meat production causes to animals, the Earth, and human health – and to go vegan.”
As shown in PETA’s “Glass Walls” video exposé, cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they’re dragged off at the slaughter, where many are dismembered while they’re still alive. Chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, and pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.
In addition to sparing animals immense suffering, vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters are. They also have a smaller carbon footprint, as raising animals for food is a leading producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.