Bhubaneswar: PETA India organised a campaign here urging people to be kind to hens stating that they deserve to be free and happy.
Women supporters of People For Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and People for Animals (PFA) confined themselves in a cage at PMG Square to spread awareness on the pain, which hens undergo when they are kept in small cages and butchered later.
Speaking about the suffering of the hens, Radhika Suryavanshi, PETA campaign coordinator said, “Animals are not ours to eat. Hens that provide eggs are confined to a space that’s smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. They face cruelty also. Their beaks are sliced off with a hot blade and without painkillers. This is done so that they cannot peck and hurt one another in the cage. Once they stop giving eggs, they are slaughtered. This must stop.”
Turning vegan has its own health benefits. People who consume vegetarian meals have reduced risk of suffering from heart attack, obesity, cancer, and diabetes, she said.