‘Lord Krishna’ To Bring Anti-Milk Message To Jaipur In Lead-Up To Janmashtami

For Immediate Release:
23 August 2013

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Grishma Myatra; [email protected]

PETA Members – Including ‘Lord Krishna’ and a ‘Cow’ – Will Distribute Healthy Soya Milk While Asking Residents to Steer Clear of Milk, Cheese and Curd

Jaipur – Accompanied by an activist dressed as Lord Krishna and handing out free samples of healthy and delicious Staeta soya milk, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and People for Animal Liberation will converge outside the Albert Hall Museum to encourage Krishna devotees in the city to use cruelty-free vegan items instead of cows’ milk and other dairy products during Janmashtami. Another PETA member will wear a cow costume and hold a sign that reads, “Be Kind to Cows: Go Dairy-Free, Choose Soya”. PETA’s point? That dairy products are detrimental to human health and that dairy farms are notorious for their abuse of animals.

When: Monday, 26 August, 12 noon sharp
Where: In front of the Albert Hall Museum, Ramnivas Bagh, Jaipur

“Lord Krishna would never approve of the severe cruelty to cows found in today’s dairy industry”, says PETA India campaigner Grishma Myatra. “In addition, dairy consumption contributes to diabetes, obesity and respiratory problems. During Janmashtami – or any other time – soya milk is not only the smart choice but also the kind choice.”

PETA’s investigations have found that cows and buffaloes on dairy factory farms spend most of their days confined to tiny stalls. Many farmers inject them with the illegal drug oxytocin, believing that it will boost milk production. Animals injected with oxytocin often suffer from severe stomach cramps that are similar to labour pains. Calves on dairy factory farms are either abandoned or sent to slaughter so that the milk meant for them can be sold to consumers. A PETA investigator documented that animals on dairy factory farms were kicked and struck by workers, denied veterinary care and forced to sit in faeces.

Cows’ milk contains pus, hormones and antibiotics. Apart from being cruelty-free, soya milk contains none of the cholesterol found in dairy products, helps prevent diabetes and cancer and is rich in protein, fibre and isoflavones.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.