The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been targeting the Indian dairy company Amul for the past several days. In fact, the American Animal Rights Organization PETA wrote a letter to Amul Managing Director RS Sodhi urging the production of vegetarian milk instead of dairy milk after the changes in the international market, after which there has been a debate on Twitter.
RS Sodhi has given a befitting reply to PETA’s suggestion about this. The managing director asked PETA on Twitter whether switching to vegetarian milk would help 100 million (10 crore) dairy farmers, 70% of whom are landless, earn their livelihood? Will they be able to pay their children’s school fees and how many people in India can actually buy milk made in labs?
Sodhi retweeted a tweet by Swadeshi Jagran Manch national co-coordinator Ashwini Mahajan. The tweet reads, “Don’t you know that most dairy farmers are landless. Implementing this idea will end the source of livelihood of many people. Mind you, milk is in our faith, in our traditions, in our taste, in our eating habits, an easy and always available source of nutrition. ” It is known that Amul is the Indian Dairy Cooperative Society, which is managed by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation.
Some organizations, including those foreign funded, including @PETA are trying to malign dairy, which provides employment to 10 crore families, on the pretext of cruelty to animals. “ASCI observed that plant-based milk is not covered under the .. https://t.co/YsDn8bCPlk” pic.twitter.com/fcsknrpnvh
– ASHWANI MAHAJAN (@ashwani_mahajan) May 26, 2021
He said that PETA wants Amul 100 million (100 million) Poor farmers Take away their livelihood and hand over all their resources created by farmers’ money in 75 years to rich multinational companies (MNC) at high prices, which the average lower middle class cannot afford. Sodhi said that the switch to vegetarian milk will make it difficult to get what the middle class can easily get, because many people will not be able to afford vegetarian milk.
Will they give livelihood to 100 million dairy farmers (70% landless), who will pay for children school fee .. how many can afford expensive lab manufactured factory food made out of chemicals… and synthetic vitamins .. https://t.co/FaJmnCAxdO
– RS Sodhi (@Rssamul) May 28, 2021
Explain that PETA in its letter to Kargil Global Food Corporation 2018 report Citing claims that worldwide demand for dairy products is declining, as dairy is no longer considered an essential part of the diet. He said that global dairy companies like Nestlé and Danone are working according to the changes in the market and Amul should do the same. We would like to encourage Amul to benefit from the booming vegetarian food and milk market.
PETA had suggested that Amul should use the 45,000 diverse plants available in the country and take advantage of the emerging market for vegetarian commodities. However, on Twitter Netizens After being targeted, PETA made a change in its statement, stating that it was only informing Amul about the current trends in vegetarian consumption and encouraging the cooperative to make smart business choices in response to the current trends.