For Immediate Release:
12 October 2017
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]
PETA and PFA Patna Members Will Deliver Hopeful Message of Ending World Hunger to City
Patna – Just in time for World Food Day on 16 October, a costumed People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) “carrot” will take to the streets of Patna with free, delicious vegan meals as well as a reminder that feeding the world can be as easy as going vegan. The “carrot” – holding a sign that reads, “End World Hunger. Go Vegan” – will let passers-by know why raising animals for meat is an inefficient use of land and crops, which could be used instead to grow food that would directly feed many more humans.
When: Friday, 13 October, 12 pm sharp
Where: Outside the Central Mall, Fraser Road, Old Jakkanpur, Golambar, Patna 800 001
“The best way to ensure that no one on Earth ever goes hungry is to choose healthy, tasty vegan meals,” says PETA India Campaigns Assistant Radhika Suryavanshi. “Each of us has the chance to do our part to end world hunger every time we sit down to eat, and that’s why PETA is encouraging caring people to choose meals that require just a fraction of the resources that meat and dairy ‘products’ do.”
As PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”, points out, with the global population of humans over 7 billion – about a billion of whom currently go hungry – the only way to produce enough food, according to the Worldwatch Institute, is “to cut back sharply on meat consumption, because conversion of grazing land to food crops will increase the amount of food produced”. Vast amounts of land, water, and other resources are used to grow grains and other plants to feed animals killed for food, instead of feeding humans directly with plants. Today, at least 50 per cent of the world’s grain is fed to animals raised for food. In a 2010 report, the United Nations stated that a global move towards vegan eating is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst impact of climate change.
Animals killed for food also suffer terribly, as seen in PETA’s disturbing and highly publicised video exposé “Glass Walls“.Animals are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. Once there, they’re killed in view of one another and are often dismembered and skinned while still conscious.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.