Women to Cage Themselves in Solidarity With Hens

For Immediate Release:
6 March 2017

Neerja Khede  [email protected]
Sachin Bangera  [email protected]

Eye-Catching PETA Demonstration Will Come on the Eve of International Women’s Day

Pune, Maharashtra – Just in time for International Women’s Day on 8 March, women in Pune will “be bold for change” – this year’s theme – and cram themselves into cages on Tuesday. The PETA India members aim to remind passers-by that mother hens on egg farms spend their entire lives in cages so small that they cannot spread a wing in any direction.

When:             Tuesday, 7 March, 12 noon sharp

Where:           Outside Marzorin Restaurant, Bakthiar Plaza, 6, MG Road, Camp, Pune411001

“All females deserve to live freely and happily, including the hens who spend every day crammed together in filthy wire cages so that humans can eat their eggs”, says PETA India CEO Poorva Joshipura. “PETA is calling on everyone to show some kindness to females of all species this International Women’s Day by choosing vegan meals.”

As revealed by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – in its video exposé “Glass Walls“, most chickens used for eggs are confined to a space that’s smaller than an A4 sheet of paper, and parts of their beaks are cut off with a hot blade to prevent them from pecking at each other out of frustration. Once their bodies wear out and they’re no longer considered useful for egg production, they’re sent to the slaughterhouse, where they’re killed in full view of their companions.

In addition to sparing chickens and other animals immense suffering, people who go vegan dramatically reduce their carbon footprint as well as their risk of suffering fromheart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.