PETA’s Cheerleaders to Call on Cricket Fans to Switch to Vegan Fare

For Immediate Release:
14 May 2015

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Chandigarh – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India cheerleaders – wearing skirted cheerleading costumes resembling the uniforms of Indian Premier League teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings – will be in the city to remind cricket fans that going vegan helps animals, the environment and human health. The cheerleaders will hold cricket bats and placards reading, “Go to Bat for Animals. Go Vegan”.

Where: Sector 17 Market (at the water fountain near Sant Footwear Pvt Ltd), Chandigarh

When: Friday, 15 May, 12 pm

“Dropping meat and dairy products is the best way to go to bat for animals while also lowering our risk of developing heart disease, cancer and other health conditions”, says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “PETA’s cheerleaders are ready to cheer on anyone who is ready to switch to tasty, healthy vegan fare for game day.”

Eating meat has been directly linked to increased rates of strokes, diabetes and many diseases. It also wreaks havoc on the environment, as raising animals for food produces huge amounts of greenhouse gases and pollutes the water. And animals raised and killed for food suffer terribly, as seen in PETA India’s disturbing and highly publicised video exposé “Glass Walls”. They are hit and dragged and often denied basic necessities, such as food, water and veterinary treatment. They are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. There, the animals are typically killed in full view of one another and often dismembered and skinned while they are still conscious.

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