For Immediate Release:
20 September 2011
Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]
Compassionate Vegan Message Just Right for World Peace Day
Pune – Wearing a short, off-the-shoulder tube dress made entirely of purple cabbage leaves and accessorised with peas, one of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s famous “Lettuce Ladies” will hold a sign that reads, “Give Peas a Chance – Go Vegan”, to ask Pune residents to celebrate International Day of Peace on 21 September by abstaining from violence and choosing a healthy, humane vegan diet.
When: Wednesday, 21 September, 12 noon sharp
Where: Near the Ambedkar statue, MG Road, Pune
“Animals may not look exactly like we do, but they certainly share our ability to feel joy, love, pain and suffering”, says PETA India’s lady-in-cabbage, Kriti Sachdeva. “Each of us has the chance to help stop violence simply by choosing vegan meals every time we sit down to eat.”
Meat consumption is responsible for an extraordinary amount of animal suffering. In today’s industrialized meat and dairy industries, chickens have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, fish are suffocated or cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats and calves are taken away from their mothers within hours of birth. Eating meat can cause our health to suffer too: the consumption of meat and other animal products has been linked conclusively to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.