How veganism and PETA India has made me a better person

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Erika Goyal
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My team manages, their social media platforms and email marketing. I am currently pursuing my PG certification in digital marketing with UpGrad affiliated with MICA institute.

I never ate animals, but I did use to be fond of eggs.

I used to think,

Since chickens arenโ€™t killed for eggs, how bad can it be?

I was so wrong.

My name is Erika Goyal, Manager of Online Marketing at PETA India and this is my story:

How does the egg industry work today?

These days, chickens reared for meat and those for eggs are different โ€“ the former has been bred to be fleshier, the latter to produce more eggs. That means the egg industry considers male chicks โ€œwasteโ€ and kills them by drowning, burning, or crushing them โ€“ and in other gruesome ways. Females donโ€™t have it any better โ€“ theyโ€™re crammed into cages so small that they canโ€™t even stretch out a wing.

Chicken cage factory farm

PETA India

After learning this, especially after I joined PETA India I had no choice but to ditch eggs โ€“ and good thing I did. Now, I know eating eggsย increases the risk of developing heart disease, certain types of cancer, and diabetes.ย Trying out new vegan recipes has become my passion, and Iโ€™m enjoying every minute of this compassionate way of living.

How's my vegan lifestyle now?

Erika Goyal Manager of Online Marketing at PETA India

And now after becoming a mother, I can relate to what cows go through when their babies are stolen from them so that humans can drink milk meant for them. Before joining PETA India I never had such a perception of treating animals as sentient living beings who deserve love and respect.

Choosing a vegan lifestyle has made me a better person.


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