Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Home Life Gallery PETA India Urging Fast Food Giants To Include Vegan Options

PETA India Urging Fast Food Giants To Include Vegan Options

People who go vegan reduce their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer and spare sensitive animals a terrifying death in filthy, blood-soaked slaughterhouses

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA India has fired off letters to McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King India urging them to add vegan options to their menus, as they are increasingly doing abroad. The letters followed Beyond Meat’s global partnership agreement with KFC’s parent company, Yum! Brands, and McDonald’s Corporation to explore and roll out plant-based meat and egg alternatives for these fast-food chains as the global demand for vegan food continues to surge.

The popular plant-based meat company is also reportedly set to debut its products in India through UAE-based food manufacturer and distributor IFFCO, a subsidiary of India’s Allana.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

In its letters, PETA India points to a study by market research company Ipsos that came out in 2019 – before the bird flu crisis and the pandemic – revealing that 63 percent of Indians were willing to eat plant-based meat. And a whopping 61.68 percent of nearly 3,500 Delhi-NCR residents polled recently said they refused to consume chickens or eggs because of the bird flu scare.

PETA India
PETA India urges to include vegan meals. Pixabay

“Much of the world – many Indians included – is turning away from meat, eggs, and dairy over animal welfare, environmental, or health concerns,” says PETA India Vegan Outreach Coordinator Dr. Kiran Ahuja. “PETA India is calling on these fast-food companies to accept the way the wind is blowing and offer the vegan meals that their customers here want, just as they do abroad.”

ALSO READ: PETA Demands Sexual Assault On Animals To Be A Cognizable Offense

Bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, HIV, and numerous other zoonotic diseases are believed to have jumped the species barrier to humans at live-animal markets, on factory farms, at slaughterhouses, or via other places linked to raising or killing animals for meat. Like SARS, the novel coronavirus is overwhelmingly considered to have started or spread to humans at a Chinese meat market. And the first outbreaks of H5N1 – which kills about 60 percent of humans who catch it – coincided with infections found in chickens on farms and at live-animal markets in Hong Kong.

PETA India notes that in addition to helping to combat infectious diseases, people who go vegan reduce their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer and spare sensitive animals a terrifying death in filthy, blood-soaked slaughterhouses. (IANS/SP)

STAY CONNECTED

19,509FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

US Remains Top Choice For Indian Students Pursuing Higher Education Abroad

About 67 percent of Indians prefer the US for higher education, reveals a new report by fin-tech platform Prodigy Finance. The report on the...

National Gallery Of Modern Art Initiates Audio-Visual Guide

New Delhi-based National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has launched its Audio-Visual Guide App. It will be possible for museum viewers to listen to...

Discover The Top Summer Furniture Trends

This summer season is all about staying at home (with lockdowns across the country). Hence, revamping your abode with some furniture trends helps to...

How Does Our Body Defend Itself Against Viral Infections?

UK researchers analyzing the effects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the Covid-19 pandemic, on the human body has provided novel insights into the nature...

How Dressing Up For Work From Home Can Help You

During the pandemic, people's relationship with clothes has shifted significantly, as people prioritize comfort and convenience over appearance. Furthermore, the lockdown has left most...

New Extinct Crocodile Species Found In Australia

A new extinct crocodile species dating back to millions of years ago has been discovered in the sparsely-populated Australia Outback. A team from the...

Know The Importance Of Post-Covid Cardiac Care

Heart specialists and cardiologists have sounded the alarm on the Covid-19 virus affecting the heart and its processes, causing many fatalities. Ravindra Singh Rao, Specialist,...

Reminiscing Over The Deliciousness Of Walnuts

Despite three months of scorching heat, summer is full of reasons to invest in well-being, from seasonal fruits and vegetables, long days, and international...

Recent Comments