For Immediate Release:
23 November 2016
Stunning Action to Take Place in Lead-Up to International Meatless Day
Dehradun – Covered with “blood”, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will lie “dead” on a large tray covered with clear plastic to mimic a typical package of frozen meat on Thursday. Other PETA members will hold signs that read, “Meat Is Murder”. The action will take place just ahead of International Meatless Day, which is 25 November. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – wants to demonstrate that all animals, including humans, are made of flesh, blood, and bone; that we all have the same senses and variety of emotions; and that eating meat means literally eating a corpse.
When: Thursday, 24 November, 12 noon sharp
Where: In front of the Mahatma Gandhi Park Gate, Rajpur Road, Dehradun
“We’re challenging people to think about what meat really is”, says PETA India Campaign Coordinator Neerja Khede. “Eating flesh means eating the corpse of a tortured animal who didn’t want to die, which is why we’re encouraging everyone to go vegan.”
As shown in PETA India’s video documentary “Glass Walls“, animals used for meat are often crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that many are severely injured or die en route to the slaughterhouse. They are hit, dragged, and typically denied even the most basic necessities, such as food, water, and veterinary care. Chickens are crowded by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds that reek of ammonia fumes from accumulated waste. On the killing floor, their throats are cut with blunt knives, often while they’re still able to feel pain.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.