PETA urges Delhi to go vegan

PETA urges Delhi to go vegan

 Three members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals  (PETA) were seen covered with gold, silver and bronze body paint, urging Delhiites to turn vegetarian near Central Park in Rajiv Chowk on Tuesday. 

 They were holding a banner that read ‘Be a Champion for Animals — Go Vegan’. PETA India aims to remind people that they can prevent animals from dying by becoming pure vegetarians. The action comes at the beginning of the final week of the Olympic Games in London. “You do not have to be an Olympian to feel like a gold medalist. You can be a champion simply by dropping meat, eggs and dairy products from your diet,” said Bhuvaneshwari Gupta, nutritionist with PETA India.  According to PETA, billions of animals are killed for food every year and have minimal legal protection from illegal slaughter.  Activists added that raising animals for food requirements leads to use of vast quantities of water. This, in turn, is adding to the issues of water pollution, land degradation and the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.  “Consumption of meat and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer,” added Gupta.

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