In an effort to bring awareness to the ethical, environmental, and health impacts of using animals for human wants, more than 38 cities have joined the Vegan India Movement. According to the organisers, the Vegan India Movement aims to “advance veganism across India” through various forms of outreach on the 21st of every month.
Participating cities include Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Pune. In Pune, activists will show footage from undercover investigations exposing the neglect and daily horrors animals raised for food endure. Other activists will use a variety of resources to educate the public on slaughterhouses, hatcheries, and the dairy industry.
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In a country where more than 70 percent of people over the age of 15 eat meat, bringing awareness to the plight of farmed animals is vital. And it will certainly get people thinking not only about how their everyday choices affect animals but about how they impact our environment and our health.
By going vegan, for instance, you cut your carbon footprint in half.
Animal agriculture is responsible for nearly 91 percent of Amazon rainforest destruction, according to a World Bank study. Raising animals for food uses more than one-third of the planet’s landmass; produces more greenhouse gas than all cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined; and has created more than 500 nitrogen-flooded dead zones around the globe.
The animal agriculture industry harms not only our planet but our health. The top 10 health problems linked to meat include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and a shorter lifespan.
But a vegan diet isn’t just good for the planet and your health—it also spares countless animals a lifetime of misery at factory farms. Pigs, cows, chickens, and other farmed animals suffer horribly. From birth to death, these innocent animals are trapped in a nightmare: crated and caged, cut and burned, and brutally killed.
Do you have time to take part in the Vegan India Movement? Click here to join the Facebook group and find an event near you.
Unable to participate? Sign up to volunteer with Mercy For Animals here.
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