Pair Bodypainted to Resemble Planet Earth Will Call for Vegan Meals Ahead of Earth Day

For Immediate Release:
20 April 2017

Ayushi Sharma  [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari  [email protected]

PETA and PAHAL Members to Draw Attention to Role of Meat, Dairy Foods in Worldwide Environmental Crisis

Jalandhar– Painted blue and green to resemble the Earth, two People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and PAHAL members are taking to the streets ahead of Earth Day to remind passers-by that raising animals for food is one of the biggest causes of pollution and the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The duo will bear signs that read, “Save the Earth – Try Vegan”, and encourage anyone who’s eager to protect the environment to choose delicious plant-based meals.

Where: Jyoti Circle, Jalandhar
When:Friday, 21 April, 12 noon sharp

“When it comes to serious sources of pollution – whether on land,in the air, or in the water – the meat and dairy industries are culpable”, says PETA India’s Ayushi Sharma. “PETA calls on anyone who’s ready to do more for the environment to drop meat and dairy foods now.”

PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that the United Nations concluded that raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” and that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

According to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute, an estimated 51 per cent of worldwide greenhouse-gas emissions are attributable to agriculture, specifically raising cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, camels, pigs, and poultry to be killed and used for food. According to the United Nations, the meat, egg, and dairy industries account for a staggering 65 per cent of worldwideemissions of nitrous oxide –which is about 300 times more potent as a climate-change gas than carbon dioxide is.

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