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I could not find any conspiracy in this verbal tug of war between the two.
Amul vice-chairman Valamji Humble said:
"Dairy sector is an important contributor to the GDP of India but the GDP can be affected adversely by misinformation spread by opportunistic elements like this NGO. Organisations like this are part of the conspiracy to render unemployed the milk producers of India,"
"Indian culture positions livestock as part of their family and raise them as a member of the family. Therefore, the question of cruelty does not arise at all… This entire episode is a misinformation campaign and an attempt to break the Indian dairy industry, which is self-sufficient and thereby saves the country from the trouble of importing milk and milk products, and render unemployed 10 crore people who are relying on it. The move appears to have been prompted by various foreign companies,"
PETA India's CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate said:
"Amul has shown itself to be a bully, unable to appreciate the public's concern for animals and a business that apparently cannot change despite changing consumer trends. But no amount of bullying is going to change the fact: vegan eating is taking the world by storm".
" How consumers were opting for plant milk and vegan foods because they do not support cruelties like male calves routinely being abandoned or killed since they cannot produce milk, want to experience better health, and are concerned about dairy's contribution to greenhouse gas, water wastage and other environmental concerns."
"India is a nation of animal lovers, and now we can be a world leader in compassionate vegan foods too".
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PETA is an NGO and it works for the welfare of the animals. That is why I think they have come out with some statement regarding using animal milk. When a baby is born, he/she will depend on his/her mother only for his/her food. As he grows he starts eating other foods. Can we say it is wrong. Respect animals. Treat them properly. Give food and see that they are ok. Then nothing wrong if we use the milk of these animals for our living. Plants are also having a life. So when we feel there is no problem in using plant products there is nothing wrong with using animal milk also. We should not kill and eat them.