For Immediate Release:
11 February 2014
PETA Beauty Will Urge Passers-by to ‘Have a Heart: Go Vegan’
Kolkata – Dressed in a red gown and angel wings, a beauty supporting People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will distribute red roses to couples and other passers-by outside Victoria Memorial Hall in advance of 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 sticking to healthy and humane vegan meals:
When: Wednesday, 12 February, 12 noon sharp
Where: At the Victoria Memorial Hall Gate, near PG hospital next to Rabindra Sadan, beside Exide bridge, Kolkata
“Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show love for all living beings by choosing vegan meals”, says PETA’s Grishma Myatra. “Not only will you be helping countless animals, you’ll be doing your health and the environment a favour, too.”
Eating meat has been directly linked to increased rates of heart disease, strokes, cancer and diabetes. It’s also a killer on the environment – raising animals for food produces huge amounts of greenhouse gases and pollutes the water. And animals raised and killed for food suffer terribly – they are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or even die en route to the slaughterhouse. They are hit and dragged and often denied even basic necessities, such as food, water and veterinary treatment. At the slaughterhouse, they are killed in view of one another and are often dismembered and skinned while they are still conscious.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.