PETA India’s Giant ‘Carrot’ to Serve Vegan Meals Just in Time for World Food Day

For Immediate Release:

12 October 2018


Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]

Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

PETA India and Raksha Will Deliver Passers-by Message of Hope for Ending World Hunger

Allahabad – Just in time for World Food Day (16 October), a costumed “carrot” representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Raksha will take to the streets of Allahabad 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 be holding 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:             Monday, 15 October, 12 noon sharp

Where:           Outside Gate No 1, Company Garden, Allahabad 211 002

“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 ‘products’ do.”

As PETA India (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”) points out, with the global population of humans at over 7 billion – about a billion 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 to feed humans directly with plants. Today, at least 50 per cent 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.

Animals killed for food also suffer terribly, as can be seen in PETA India’s disturbing and highly publicised video exposé “Glass Walls”. They’re crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. Once there, they are killed in view of one another and often dismembered and skinned while still conscious.

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