PETA ‘Lettuce Lady’ to Wear Bejewled Veggie Dress and Urge Public to ‘Give Peas a Chance’

For Immediate Release:
19 September 2016

Neerja Khede; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

Call for a Compassionate Vegan Lifestyle Will Come Just Ahead of International Day of Peace

Nagpur – Wearing a beautiful dress made entirely of purple cabbage leaves and accessorised with peas and holding a sign that reads, “Give Peas a Chance – Go Vegan”, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India “Lettuce Lady” will ask Nagpur residents to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace on 21 September by abstaining from violence and choosing healthy, humane vegan meals. The effort is being supported by People for Animals, Nagpur.

When: Tuesday, 20 September,11am sharp

Where: Samvidhan Chowk, near RBI Square, Nagpur, Maharashtra

“Animals may not look exactly like we do, but they certainly share our ability to experience joy, love, pain, and suffering”, says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Neerja Khede. “Each of us has the ability to help stop violence by simply choosing vegan meals every time we sit down to eat.”

Meat consumption is responsible for an extraordinary amount of animal suffering. In today’s industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens’throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish are suffocated or cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats, and calves are taken away from their mothers within hours of birth. Eating meat is bad for our health, too: consuming flesh and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.

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