Today (3rd May), an item was posted on thehindu.com titled ‘PETA activists stage protest against cruelty to animals’.
‘… Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a protest here [Kochi in Kerala] on Wednesday to create awareness against killing of animals for leather.
Activists offered a graphic view of the cruelty towards the animals slaughtered for various products made out of leather.
According to PETA, all atrocities listed in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (beating, kicking, overloading and overcrowding animals during transit; depriving animals of food and water during transportation; selling abused or mutilated animals; and killing animals cruelly) are committed in the leather and meat industries.
Members of the organisation encouraged shoppers to select synthetic and natural-fibre materials instead of animal skins.
Shoes, bags and belts made from the skin of slaughtered cows and other animals should be spurned, they said …’
Read the item and add your comment online at www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/article3379561.ece