For Immediate Release:
31 October 2011
Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]
Group Asks Mumbai Residents to Try to Relate to Who’s on Their Plate
Mumbai – To prove that she’s “dead” serious about the need to go vegan in order to help stop animal suffering, stay healthy and protect Mother Earth, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will lie “bloodied” and “lifeless” on a giant plate next to a banner that reads, “Try to Relate to Who’s On Your Plate – Go Vegan”. The action marks World Vegan Day, a celebration of a health-, environment- and animal-friendly vegan diet held every 1 November in cities around the world.
When: Tuesday, 1 November, 12 noon sharp
Where: Service lane outside the Police Gymkhana ground, Next to Police Gymkhana, Marine Drive, Mumbai
“Animals may not look exactly like we do, but they certainly share our ability to feel joy, love, pain and suffering”, says PETA India nutritionist and campaigns coordinator Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “Each of us has the chance to help stop violence, safeguard our health and protect the environment simply by choosing a delicious vegan meal every time we sit down to eat.”
Meat, dairy and egg consumption is responsible for animal suffering on a massive scale. In today’s industrialized meat and dairy industries, chickens have their throats 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.
Also, eating meat is devastating to the health of humans and our planet. Consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Moreover, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation, and a recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.