Women to Cage Themselves in Solidarity with Hens

For Immediate Release:

6 March 2019

Contact:

Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]

Garima Jain; [email protected]

Eye-Catching PETA India Demonstration Will Be Held on the Eve of International Women’s Day

Guwahati – Just in time for International Women’s Day (8 March), women in Guwahati will embrace this year’s theme – “Balance for Better” – and cram themselves into cages on Thursday. 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 can’t even spread a wing.

When:             Thursday, 7 March, 12 noon sharp

Where:           Outside the main gate of Nehru Park, Cotton College Road, Pan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam

“All females deserve freedom and happiness, including the hens who spend every day crammed together in filthy wire cages so that humans can eat their eggs,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “PETA India is calling on people to show some kindness to females of all species this International Women’s Day by choosing vegan meals.”

As revealed by PETA India – 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 part of their beak is 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 from heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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