PETA’s ‘Valentine Angel’ to Descend on Shimla With Message of Compassion

For Immediate Release:
11 February 2016

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

PETA & Youth Enlightening the Society (YES) Members Will Urge Passers-By to ‘Have a Heart: Try Vegan’

Shimla – 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 in advance of 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:       Friday, 12 February, 12 noon sharp

Where:      Amphitheatre, The Ridge, Shimla

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

Eating meat contributes to increased rates of heart disease, strokes, cancer and diabetes. It also hurts 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, 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’re still conscious.

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