For Immediate Release:
14 October 2019
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
Group Will Deliver a Message of Hope for Ending World Hunger
Ranchi – Just in time for World Food Day (16 October), a costumed “carrot” representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will take to the streets of Ranchi to distribute free, delicious vegan meals and remind people that helping to feed the world can be as easy as going vegan. The “carrot” – who will hold a sign that reads, “End World Hunger. Go Vegan” – will let passers-by know why raising animals for meat is an inefficient use of land and crops, which could be used instead to feed many humans.
When: Tuesday, 15 October, 12 noon sharp
Where: Albert Ekka Chowk, Firayalal Chowk, Deputy Para, Ahirtoli, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
“The best way to ensure that you’re not contributing to the global undernourishment problem is to choose healthy, tasty vegan meals,” says PETA India Campaigner Radhika Suryavanshi. “Each of us has the chance to do our part to end world hunger every time we sit down to eat, and that’s why PETA India is encouraging caring people to choose meals that require just a fraction of the resources that meat and dairy do.”
As PETA India points out, with the global population of humans at nearly 8 billion – about 820 million of whom currently go hungry – the only way to produce enough food to feed them all, according to the Worldwatch Institute, is “to cut back sharply on meat consumption, because conversion of grazing land to food crops will increase the amount of food produced”. Vast amounts of land, water, and other resources are used to grow grains and other plants to feed animals who are then killed for food – instead of feeding the plants directly to humans. Today, at least 50% of the world’s grain is fed to animals raised for food. In a 2010 report, the United Nations stated that a global move towards vegan eating is necessary to save the world from hunger, poverty, and the worst effects of climate change.
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.