PETA’s ‘Valentine Angel’ to Descend On Dehradun with a Message of Compassion

For Immediate Release:
13 February 2017

Sachin Bangera; [email protected]
Neerja Khede; [email protected]

PETA Member Will Urge Passers-By to ‘Have a Heart: Try Vegan’

Dehradun – Dressed in a red gown and angel wings, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) member will distribute red roses to couples and other passers-by on Valentine’s Day. Holding a sign that reads, “Have a Heart: Try Vegan”, the “Valentine Angel” hopes to encourage everyone to show compassion for animals by sticking to healthy and humane vegan meals. 

When:  Tuesday, 14 February, 12 noon sharp

Where: Plaza area, in front of the Lemon Tree Hotel, 1st floor of Pacific Mall, Rajpur Road, Dehradun

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show love for all living beings by choosing vegan meals”, says Neerja Khede, PETA’s campaign coordinator. “Not only will you be helping countless animals, you’ll also be doing your health and the environment a favour.”

Eating meat contributes to increased rates of heart disease, strokes, cancer, and diabetes. It also harms 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 – they’re crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. They’re hit and dragged and often denied even basic necessities, 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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