Peta to Organise 'Vegan Dahi-Handi' in Nagpur

Published: 03rd September 2015 12:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2015 12:30 PM   |  A+A-


NASHIK: The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and People for Animals (PFA) will organise a 'vegan Dahi-Handi' in Nagpur tomorrow ahead of Janmasthami celebrations.

The event will be held to encourage devotees of Lord Krishna to be kind to cows by leaving dairy foods out of their celebrations. As part of the PETA and PFA celebration, a "cow" holding a placard reading, "Save Krishna's Cows: Go Dairy-Free", will stand next to a human pyramid—which a PETA supporter dressed as Lord Krishna will climb to bring down a vegan Dahi Handi in Nagpur, PETA said in a release.

"Caring people can celebrate Lord Krishna's love for cows by refusing to support the dairy industry's cruelty", PETA India Chief Executive Officer Poorva Joshipura was quoated as saying. "It's vital for people who love cows and other animals to understand that the dairy industry supports the beef and veal industry" it added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp