For Immediate Release:
11 February 2011
‘Love Animals, Let Them Live’ Plead PETA Members on Valentine’s Day
Mumbai – Dressed in Valentine’s Day costumes and holding heart-shaped signs that read, ‘Love Animals, Let Them Live’, two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will distribute heart-shaped balloons to passersby in Mumbai to encourage people to have a heart – and look after their own vital organs – by choosing vegan meals on Valentine’s Day and beyond. Helping the ladies spread the “kiss meat goodbye” message will be a costumed “chick” holding a sign that reads, “Love Me, Let Me Live”. The demonstration will be a fun to encourage people to break away from cruelly produced meat and dairy products and live a long, virile life by switching to a delicious, Earth-friendly vegan diet:
When: Monday, 14 February (Valentine’s Day), 12 noon
Where: At Flora Fountain, Veer Nariman Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai
“This Valentine’s Day, we’re reminding people that love can start with what you put into your own body”, says PETA India campaign coordinator Himani Shetty. “Let’s have a heart for animals and choose a vegan diet.”
Animals slaughtered for meat in India are crammed into vehicles in such high numbers that many suffer broken bones or suffocate en route. At abattoirs, workers often hack at the throats of goats, sheep and other animals with dull blades. Chickens on factory farms are crowded by the thousands into dark sheds that reek of ammonia from the accumulated waste in which they are forced to stand. These birds never see the light of day and are denied everything that is natural and important to them. Cows and buffaloes on dairy factory farms spend most of their days confined to tiny stalls. Calves are either abandoned or sent to slaughter so that the milk meant for them can be sold to consumers. A PETA investigator documented that animals on dairy factory farms were hit and kicked by workers, denied veterinary care and forced to sit amidst faeces.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.