PETA’s Santa And Elves To Call For ‘Peas On Earth’ In Trivandrum Just In Time For Christmas

For Immediate Release:
16 December 2013

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Grishma Myatra; [email protected]

Group Will Ask Residents and Visitors to Give Animals Something to Be Joyous About by Leaving Them off Their Holiday Plates

Trivandrum – Colourfully dressed as Santa Claus and his helpful elves and holding signs that read, “Peas on Earth – Go Vegan”, PETA members will take centre stage in Trivandrum on Tuesday. The merry troupe’s point? That animals deserve to share in the holiday spirit, too, and the best way to accomplish that is by leaving them off the dinner table and going vegan.

When: Tuesday, 17 December, 12 noon sharp
Where: Across from The Raymond Shop, near KFC (QRS Square Mall), Pulimoodu, MG Road, Trivandrum 695 001

“Millions of animals could be spared daily abuse on factory farms and a terrifying and painful death if more people simply switched to a healthy, humane vegan diet”, says PETA India’s Grishma Myatra. “We urge everyone to consider making Christmas a joyous time for animals, too, by leaving meat, eggs and dairy products off dinner tables.”

Chickens, cows and other animals on factory farms are treated like meat and milk machines and are denied everything that is natural and important to them. They are confined to crowded, filthy cages and other enclosures. During slaughter, many have their throats cut while they’re still conscious. Pigs are often stabbed in the heart as the scream in pain.

Eating animals also wreaks havoc on human health. The consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

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