PETA’s Santa and Elves to Call for ‘Peas on Earth’ in Panaji, Just in Time for Christmas

For Immediate Release:
16 December 2014

Kriti Sachdeva; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Group Will Ask Passers-by in Goa to Give Animals Joy by Leaving Them off Holiday Plates

Panaji – Colourfully dressed as Santa Claus and his helpful elves and holding signs that read, “Peas on Earth – Go Vegan”, PETA members will take centre stage in Panaji on Wednesday. The merry troupe’s point? That animals deserve to share in the holiday spirit, too, and the best way to accomplish that is by leaving them off the dinner table and going vegan.

When:     Wednesday, 17 December, 12 pm sharp

Where:    Outside Municipal Garden, opposite Hindu Pharmacy, Panaji, Goa

“Millions of animals could be spared daily abuse and a terrifying and painful death if more people simply switched to a healthy, humane vegan diet”, says PETA India’s Emylou D’Souza. “We urge everyone to consider making Christmas a joyous time for animals, too, by leaving meat, eggs and dairy products off dinner tables.”

In the meat and dairy industries, chickens have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, pigs are often stabbed in the heart as they scream in pain and calves are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth. At the slaughterhouse, animals are often killed in full view of one another and dismembered while they’re still conscious.

Eating animals also wreaks havoc on human health. The consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer. In addition, a recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

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