London – A number of Members of Parliament have told PETA that they will be going vegan for Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, in honor of International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi, who was himself a strict vegetarian and wrote the book The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism, famously said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.
“By promoting animal-free foods, these politicians are sending a powerful message to their constituents about the importance of non-violence towards all living beings – humans and other species alike”, says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “If Gandhi were alive today, we’re sure that he’d be encouraged by the greatness of these public servants’ compassionate action.”
Indian politician Maneka Gandhi, who is backing PETA’s efforts, says, “The best way for individuals, government offices and businesses to honor Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is by not…
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