The prominent animal welfare group PETA India has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban all meat products from menus at all government meetings and events.
The PETA asked the PM Modi to take cues Germany’s step to ban meat at official meetings and events.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said the move will surely help in curbing green house gas and tackle the issue of climate change.
It also indicated that vegetarian PM Modi is a role model of “compassionate, healthy, and environmentally friendly” eating.
The PETA also said that entire Indian government should follow PM Modi and protect the environment by eliminating animal-derived foods from its meals.
PETA’s letter to PM Modi has examples of German ministry’s moves of meat-free meetings as meat production is one of the leading contributors to climate change, leading to severe droughts and heatwaves.
The letter also had statistics such that meat production causes an estimated 51 per cent of worldwide greenhouse-gas emissions, it also uses a massive amount of water, land, and food resources, it said.
A letter written by Nikunj Sharma, Lead – Public Policy, PETA said that while more than 194 million people in India are undernourished, 60 per cent of the world’s grain supply is used to feed farmed animals, as it takes 10 kilograms of grain to produce just 1 kilogram of meat.
It said, “As a vegetarian, you are a role model of compassionate, healthy, and environmentally-friendly eating. It’s time for the entire Indian government to follow your lead and protect the environment by eliminating animal-derived foods from its meals.”