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PETA activists protest against usage of cow's milk in Chennai

May 6, 2011 - Chennai

A group of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India activists on Friday demonstrated against usage of cow's milk in Chennai.

The activists, dressed as cow and milkmaids, urged people to avoid the consumption of cow's milk saying that the milk is meant for its calf.

"This Sunday is mother's day so what we are trying to say is on this Sunday, stop the suffering of the mother cow, because the milk that we are getting from the cow is actually for its calf. They are torturing the cow, injecting it with chemicals and Antibiotics; it suffers lots of pain, abdominal cramps similar to labour pain," said Ridhi, a PETA activist.

"So, what we are trying to say is shift to healthier options, options that are more environmental friendly like soya, rice, peanut and almond milk, there are lots of other alternatives for us for the cow. They are cruelty free," she added.

The activists also distributed soya milk samples and pamphlets encouraging people to support their mission against cruelty towards animals.

Founded in 2000, PETA India is dedicated to establish and defend the rights of animals.


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