PETA’s ‘Lettuce Lady’ to Ask Chandigarh Residents to Go Vegan

For Immediate Release:
29 September 2015

Neerja Khede; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

Action Comes Just Ahead of World Vegetarian Month

Chandigarh – Wearing a dress made entirely out of fresh lettuce leaves and holding a sign that reads, “Eat Green – Go Vegan”, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s lovely “Lettuce Lady” will ask Chandigarh residents to do themselves a big favour by ditching meat and dairy foods and switching to a healthy and animal-friendly vegan diet. The action comes in advance of World Vegetarian Day (1 October) and World Vegetarian Month (October).

When:       Wednesday, 30 September, 12–1 pm

Where:     Outside Sukhna Lake, Sector No. 1, Chandigarh

“Animals may not look like us, but they have the same ability to feel joy, love, pain and suffering”, says PETA India’s Neerja Khede. “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.”

The consumption of meat, eggs and dairy foods is responsible for unimaginable animal suffering. Chickens are often kept in cages so small that they cannot spread a wing, and their throats are 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. Eating meat can cause our health to suffer, too: the consumption of meat and other animal-derived foods has been linked conclusively to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity.

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