For Immediate Release:
6 June 2019
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
PETA India’s Display Just Before World Oceans Day Will Ask People to Keep Lobsters out of the Pot and off the Plate
Mumbai – Two PETA India supporters dressed as lobsters will be “boiled alive” in a giant pot that proclaims, “Try to Relate to Their Fate – Eat Vegan,” on Friday, the day before World Oceans Day.
Where: Horniman Circle Garden, Fort, Mumbai
When: Friday, 7 June, 12 noon sharp
“Just like humans, lobsters feel pain and fear and value their own lives,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “This World Oceans Day, PETA India is asking everyone to spare these wonderful animals the agony of being plunged into a pot of boiling water by choosing vegan meals.”
Lobsters are intelligent individuals who explore their surroundings, can identify and remember other individual lobsters, and use complex signals to establish social relationships. If left alone, they can live to be more than 100 years old. A PETA US investigation of a crustacean slaughterhouse revealed that live lobsters were impaled, torn apart, and decapitated – even as their legs continued to move. Chefs typically place live lobsters into pots of boiling water while they’re still conscious – a cruel practice that was recently banned in Switzerland.
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.