Pregnant and Chained, Three Women to Protest Dairy-Industry Cruelty in Advance of Mother’s Day

For Immediate Release:

11 May 2017

Contact:

Ayushi Sharma [email protected]

Shambhavi Tiwari  [email protected]

All Mothers Love Their Babies, Including Cows Whose Calves’ Milk Is Stolen and Sold, Says PETA

Bengaluru – Visibly pregnant and restrained by chains and ropes in stalls, three PETA members will protest the cruelty of the dairy industry right before Mother’s Day in front of a sign that reads, “Try to Relate to Cows’ Fate – Try Vegan”. PETA’s point? That all mothers – including cows and buffaloes – love their babies and that forcibly impregnating them and then tearing their newborn calves away in order to sell their milk are acts of cruelty.

When:  Friday, 12 May, 11 am sharp

Where:  Outside the main gate of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, near MTR Hotel,                                                           Bengaluru, Karnataka 

“Mother cows and buffaloes make milk for their babies, but greedy humans steal it. Male calves are considered worthless by the dairy industry and are typically abandoned, left to starve, or sold for slaughter”, says PETA India’s Ayushi Sharma. “There’s no better gift that we can give to mother cows and our own bodies on Mother’s Day than to go vegan.”

Mother cows and buffaloes on dairy factory farms spend most of their days confined to tiny stalls. Many farmers inject them with the drug oxytocin to force them to produce unnaturally large quantities of milk. Animals injected with oxytocin often suffer from severe stomach cramps that are similar to labour pains. Male calves born in such facilities are usually either abandoned or killed so that the milk meant for them can be sold, while females endure the same abuse as their mothers – including the kidnapping of their calves and being chained up and artificially inseminated using crude instruments. PETA’s investigation of dairy factory farms across India also documented that animals are routinely kicked and struck, denied veterinary care, and forced to stand and lie in piles of their own faeces.

Humans who consume cows’ milk suffer, too. Its consumption has been linked to a higher risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, and respiratory problems. For those who still want a creamy beverage, soya milk is rich in protein, fibre, and isoflavones and contains none of the artery-clogging cholesterol found in dairy foods.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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