PETA India’s ‘Valentine Angel’ to Descend on Goa With Message of Compassion

For Immediate Release:

12 February 2019


Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]

Garima Jain; [email protected]

PETA India Member Will Urge Passers-By to ‘Have a Heart: Try Vegan’

Goa – Dressed in a red gown and angel wings, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India member will distribute red roses to couples and other passers-by the day before Valentine’s Day. Holding a sign that reads, “Have a Heart: Try Vegan,” the “valentine angel” hopes to encourage everyone to show compassion for animals by switching to healthy and humane vegan eating.

Where:           On the public pavement at Panaji Market, near the INOX cinema, Davanand Bandodkar Marg, Panaji, Goa

When:             Wednesday, 13 February, 12 noon sharp

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show love for all living beings by choosing vegan meals,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “Not only would you be saving the lives of countless animals, you’d also be doing your health and the environment a favour.”

Eating meat increases your risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, cancer, and diabetes. It also harms the environment, as raising animals for food produces huge amounts of greenhouse-gas emissions and pollutes waterways. And animals raised and killed for food suffer terribly. They’re hit, dragged, and often denied even basic care, such as food, water, and veterinary treatment. And they’re crammed into vehicles so tightly that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. Those who survive the journey are killed in view of one another and often dismembered and skinned while still conscious.

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