If you were in the Bandra West neighbourhood of Mumbai today, you might have seen PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk caged and surrounded by “chickens” outside American chicken-meat restaurant chain KFC next to a sign reading, “Against Cruelty? Go Vegan”. She wanted to bring a powerful message to Mumbai at the start of World Vegan Month: that chickens killed for food experience immense stress and deprivation in filthy, cramped cages or sheds long before they’re shipped to a painful death at a slaughterhouse.
“What did a chicken ever do to us to deserve such abuse?” Newkirk asks. “These sensitive, intelligent animals have feelings, families and friendships, just as we do, and if we can’t imagine sitting in a cage awaiting a painful death, we have no right to force any animal to die for our taste buds.”
Chickens on factory farms are crowded by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds…
View original post 162 more words