PETA’s ‘Valentine Angel’ To Descend On Bhubaneshwar With A Message Of Compassion

For Immediate Release:

12 February 2018


Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]

Nirali Gada; [email protected]

PETA and Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra Member Will Urge Passers-By to ‘Have a Heart: Go Vegan’

Bhubaneshwar – Dressed in a red gown and angel wings, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra member will distribute red roses to couples and other passers-by 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 switching to healthy and humane vegan eating.

When: Tuesday, 13 February, 12 noon sharp

Where: PMG Square, Keshari Nagar, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show love for all living beings by choosing vegan meals,” says PETA Campaigns Assistant Ayushi Sharma. “Not only will you be saving the lives of countless animals, you’ll also be doing your health and the environment a favour.”

Eating meat increases your risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, cancer, and diabetes. It also harms the environment, as raising animals for food produces huge amounts of greenhouse-gas emissions and pollutes waterways. And animals raised and killed for food suffer terribly – they’re crammed into vehicles so tightly that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. They’re hit, dragged, and often denied even basic care, such as food, water, and veterinary treatment. At the slaughterhouse, they’re killed in view of one another and often dismembered and skinned while they’re still conscious.

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