Thrissur : PETA’s Santa, ‘Pig’, And ‘Chicken’ to Urge Public to Try Vegan


For Immediate Release:

21 December 2017


Radhika Suryavanshi ; [email protected]

Shambhavi Tiwari ; [email protected]

Group Will Encourage Passers-By to Make Christmas Merry for All – Including Animals

Thrissur – Dressed as Santa Claus, a chicken, and a pig, PETA and PAWS Thrissur members will hold signs reading, “Make Xmas Merry for All – Try Vegan,” in Thrissur on Friday. The merry troupe’s point? That animals deserve to experience the holiday spirit, too – and the best way to accomplish this is by leaving them off the dinner table and going vegan.

When:     Friday, 22 December, 12 noon sharp

Where:    Ramavarma Park, next to Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple, Thrissur

“Billions of animals could be spared daily abuse and a terrifying and painful death if more people simply switched to a healthy, humane vegan diet,” says PETA India Campaigns Assistant Radhika Suryavanshi. “We urge everyone to consider making Christmas a joyous time for animals, too, by leaving them off dinner plates.”

As seen in PETA’s exposé “Glass Walls“, in today’s industrialised meat, eggs and dairy industries, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, pigs are often stabbed in the heart as they scream in pain, and calves are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth. At the slaughterhouse, animals are often killed in full view of one another and dismembered while they’re still conscious.

Eating animals also wreaks havoc on human health. The consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy “products” has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. In addition, a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

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