Drop non-veg from menu, PeTA to Big B

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) has written to Amitabh Bachchan to ensure that no nonveg food is served at the forthcoming Live Earth event at Band r a - Ku rl a Complex, for the sake of our environment.
“While we congratulate A m i t ab h Bachchan for bringing Live Earth to India, serving non-veg dishes there would be akin to selling cigarettes at a Cancer Charity Fundraiser,’’ said Anuradha Sawhney, chief functionary of PeTA in Mumbai.
While Big B’s feedback is awaited on PeTA’s registered letter to him, Sawhney is hopeful that Live Earth will be a strictly vegetarian affair, in order to stress on the dangers of climate change. PeTA further told him: “Studies have concluded that Mumbai alone could suffer up to US $48 billion in economic losses because of projected submergence caused by global warming. Animal agriculture produces more than 100 million tonnes of methane gas a year. About 85% of this methane is produced in the digestive processes of livestock, and the collective effect on the environment of the hundreds of millions of livestock worldwide releasing methane is enormous’’.
PeTA also wrote in the letter: “You might be aware that during a recent appearance in London, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairperson of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on climate change and co-winner of a Nobel Peace Prize along with Live Earth cofounder Al Gore, told The Observer, “I want to highlight the fact that, among options for mitigating climate change, changing diets is something one should consider”. He added, “If we’re honest, less meat is also good for the health, and would also at the same time reduce emissions of greenhouse gases”.

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