New Delhi: People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is promoting vegan eating among people.
Members of PETA painted their bodies as different animals, such as tiger, zebra and giraffe and took out a march in New Delhi on Tuesday, ahead of the World Forest Day which is celebrated on March 21 every year.
PETA representative Neha said, "Our aim is to spread awareness among the people about how their demand for eggs and meat is forcing the clearing of forest land so that these can be grown artificially, which has brought a number of animal species to the verge of extinction".
She added "we would like to urge people to consciously bring about a change in their lifestyles so that they can live healthy lives and also let the animals to live their lives".
In fact, 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 places with the highest percentage of unique species – like the Amazon, where jaguars, who are near-threatened, live.
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.
PETA is an international organisation that works and fights for the rights of all animals....