For Immediate Release:
28 August 2019
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
PETA India and The Save Movement–Pune to Call Attention to Meat Industry’s Role in Worldwide Water Crisis
Pune – A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and The Save Movement–Pune supporter will bathe publicly in a bathtub in honour of World Water Week to remind passers-by that people can save water just by leaving meat, eggs, and dairy off their plates. As PETA India will point out, producing 1 kg of meat can require the same amount of water as 75 baths – an alarming drain on a precious resource.
Where: Near Westside clothing shop, Fergusson College Road, Pune, Maharashtra
When: Thursday, 29 August, 12 noon sharp
“Meat production can require nearly 50 times more water than the production of plant-derived foods,” says PETA India’s Radhika Suryavanshi. “PETA India is encouraging people everywhere to help save our precious resources by choosing delicious vegan foods.”
Between watering the crops that farmed animals eat, providing billions of animals with drinking water each year, and cleaning away the filth from farms, lorries, and slaughterhouses, the animal agriculture industry places a serious strain on our water supply. According to the Water Footprint Network, to produce 1 kg of vegetables, it takes 322 litres of water. In contrast, animal-derived foods use much more water: 1 kg of milk requires 1,020 litres, 1 kg of eggs requires 3,265 litres, 1 kg of poultry meat requires 4,325 litres, 1 kg of pork requires 5,988 litres, 1 kg of mutton requires 8,763 litres, and 1 kg of beef requires a staggering 15,415 litres of water to produce.
The group – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.