When Heena Modi, a primary school teacher from Harrow, attended Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, one of the most important festivals in the Jain religion, she watched a video produced by PETA that changed her life. “The video was about dairy production in India and I cried throughout the whole thing,” she told Resurgence & Ecologist. The film shows overcrowded conditions, distressed cows separated from their calves, and other disturbing scenes. “After the video my husband put his arm around me and said, ‘Shall we go dairy-free from tomorrow?’ So we both went dairy-free overnight.” Fast forward 11 years, ...


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