For Immediate Release:
19 March 2018
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Nirali Gada; [email protected]
PETA India Warns That Meat Industry Is Killing Biodiversity
Delhi – 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,” will gather in Delhi on Tuesday, the day before the International Day of Forests, which was established by the United Nations. PETA India will alert 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, 20 March, 12 noon
Where: Outside Rajiv Chowk metro station gate no. 6, Palika Bazaar, Connaught Place, Delhi
“Today, beautiful forests are being destroyed to clear land for animals reared for food and the crops required to feed them. 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,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “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 recent study 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, according to a Worldwatch Institute report, a staggering 51 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 and spare pigs, chickens, cows, and other animals daily suffering and a terrifying death.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.