For Immediate Release:
18 January 2021
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Group Helps Thulasendrapuram Celebrate US Vice President–Elect’s Victory Ahead of Inauguration
Thulasendrapuram – To help Thulasendrapuram residents celebrate the inauguration of Kamala Harris as the first woman and first person of Indian descent to be elected vice president of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has sent baskets of vegan biryani and Proteiz chunks from GoodDot, flavoured oat milk from Good Mylk, vegan sweets, and other tasty goodies to every family in Thulasendrapuram, where Harris’s grandfather was born. The village panchayat and its volunteers will deliver the baskets on PETA India’s behalf and with their joyous good wishes ahead of the inauguration.
Photos of the vegan baskets are available for download upon request.
“PETA India is delighted to help Thulasendrapuram celebrate the milestone of Vice President–Elect Harris’s inauguration with vegan goodies, especially since she has sponsored and supported so much legislation in the US against cruelty to animals,” says PETA India spokesperson Radhika Suryavanshi. “Vegan foods save animals’ lives, help preserve the planet, and safeguard human health, so everyone wins.”
PETA India promotes vegan eating because every person who goes vegan spares animals suffering and a terrifying, bloody death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries. Chickens, cows, pigs, goats, and other animals killed for food are crammed into vehicles in such high numbers that many sustain broken bones, suffocate, or die en route to slaughter. At slaughterhouses, workers hack at their throats with dull blades, typically while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain.
Vegans are less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – all of which are widespread health problems in India – and are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are. They also help to prevent future pandemics: SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed or spread from confining or killing animals for food. And according to the United Nations, a global shift towards a vegan lifestyle is vital in order to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst effects of climate change.
Harris has spoken in favour of encouraging healthy eating habits in Americans and being aware of the effects of eating habits on the environment.
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.