For Immediate Release:
18 March 2019
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
PETA India Warns That Meat Industry Is Killing Biodiversity
Bengaluru – Body-painted as a tiger, a zebra, and a giraffe, respectively, three PETA India supporters with signs proclaiming, “Eating Meat Contributes to Species Extinction – Try Vegan” and “Forests Are Destroyed for Meat Production – Go Vegan,” will gather in Bengaluru on Tuesday in advance of the International Day of Forests (21 March), which was established by the United Nations. They will inform passers-by that raising animals for food is one of the biggest causes of the loss of species-rich habitats – so eating meat can be directly linked to species extinction.
When: Tuesday, 19 March, 12 noon
Where: By the East Africa World War I monument, near Chin Lung restaurant, Brigade Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
“Today, beautiful forests are being destroyed in order to clear land for animals reared for food and the crops required to feed them,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “What’s more, the meat industry remains the leading emitter of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change, which negatively affects species’ ability to survive. PETA India’s message for this International Day of Forests is that the best way to save our planet and all those who live on it is to go vegan.”
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that a study on biodiversity conservation concluded that the consumption of meat may be the single biggest threat to much of the world’s plant and animal life, especially as meat producers expand their operations in countries with the highest percentage of unique plant and animal species. In addition, an estimated 14 to 18 per cent of annual greenhouse-gas emissions can be attributed to the meat, egg, and dairy industries, and a United Nations report states that a global shift towards vegan eating is needed to combat the worst effects of climate change.
In addition to protecting the environment, people who go vegan reduce their risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. They also spare pigs, chickens, cows, and other animals daily suffering and a terrifying death.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.