For Immediate Release:
30 May 2017
Thought-Provoking PETA and RRSA Demonstration Will Raise Awareness of Murdered Male Calves
Ahmedabad – A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Rescue and Rehabilitation of Stray Animals “milkman” will be in Ahmedabad on Wednesday with “blood” pouring out of his milk can and a “dead calf” tied behind his bicycle to protest the cruel dairy industry – which commonly tears newborns away from their mothers and steals their milk for human consumption –to urge passers-by to go vegan.
When: Wednesday, 31 May, 12 noon to 1 pm
Where: Outside Gate No 1, Alpha One Mall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
“Cows and buffaloes on dairy farms are repeatedly forced to become pregnant only to have their babies taken away from them, usually promptly after birth, leaving the mothers bellowing in distress for days,” says PETA India Campaign Assistant Ayushi Sharma. “PETA India is calling on people to choose healthy and humane vegan options rather than supporting the violent reality of dairy farms.”
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that male calves are considered worthless by the dairy industry and are typically abandoned and left to starve or slaughtered for beef. Female calves endure the same abuse as their mothers – including being chained up and artificially inseminated using crude instruments and seeing their newborn calves being kidnapped. PETA India’s eyewitness investigation of the country’s dairy industry also documented that animals are routinely kicked and struck, denied veterinary care, and forced to stand and lie amidst piles of their own faeces.
Humans who consume dairy foods can suffer, too: Consumption of cows’ milk has been linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and respiratory problems. Cruelty-free soya milk is rich in protein, fibre, and isoflavones and contains none of the artery-clogging cholesterol found in dairy foods. Other plant-based milk options include milk made from almonds or coconuts.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.