PETA’s ‘Valentine Angel’ Descends To Earth With A Message Of Compassion

For Immediate Release:

10 February 2012


Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]

Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

PETA Beauty Urges Mumbaikars to ‘Have a Heart: Go Vegan’

Mumbai – Dressed in a red gown and angel wings, a beauty with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will distribute red roses to couples and other passers-by at Carter Road in Bandra on Monday, the day before Valentine’s Day. Holding a sign that reads, “Have a Heart: Go Vegan”, the “Valentine Angel” hopes to encourage everyone to show compassion for animals by sticking to healthy and humane vegan meals: 

When:       Monday, 13 February, 12 noon sharp

Where:     At the Amphitheatre, diagonally across from Café Coffee Day, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show love for all living beings by choosing vegan meals”, says PETA India’s Benazir Suraiya. “Not only will you help countless animals, you’ll also do your health and the environment a favour.”

Eating meat has been directly linked to increased rates of heart disease, strokes, cancer and diabetes. It’s also killing the environment: raising animals for food produces huge amounts of greenhouse gasses and pollutes the water. And animals killed for food suffer terribly. They are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or die en route to the slaughterhouse. The animals are hit and dragged and are often denied even basic necessities, such as food, water and veterinary treatment. At the slaughterhouse, they are killed in view of one another and are often dismembered and skinned while they are still conscious.

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