PETA ropes in schoolchildren for vegan protest in Pune

The United Nations states that animal agriculture is responsible for more human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions than the worldwide transport sector and warns that a global shift to vegan eating is necessary to stem the worst effects of climate change.

(Written by Audita Bhattacharya)

Several children from Wise-Roots World School wearing chick and calf costumes gathered together in a protest organised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on FC Road on Tuesday.

“These children know that the global demand for meat is messing up weather systems, killing animals and the planet and endangering the future generation,” said PETA India campaign coordinator Radhika Suryavanshi. “PETA India stands with them as they pave a better way forwards by calling on adults and their own peers to take the simple, lifesaving step of going vegan.”

The United Nations states that animal agriculture is responsible for more human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions than the worldwide transport sector and warns that a global shift to vegan eating is necessary to stem the worst effects of climate change. One study concluded that the consumption of meat, eggs and dairy may be the biggest threat to much of the world’s plant and animal life, thanks to the clearing of land to rear animals for these industries and grow the crops to feed them.

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