Kim Kowdashian? PETA India Names Rescued Cow After Reality Star

For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2021

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – For Mother’s Day, PETA’s Indian affiliate has named a drop-dead gorgeous, rescued mother cow there after Kim Kardashian to thank the mother of four for showing compassion to moms of all species by promoting a dairy-free diet to her family and over 200 million followers.

A sanctuary supported by PETA won custody of the lactating cow—likely exploited for dairy—after her former owner was caught abusing her on the street. Now, Kim the cow enjoys snacking on green grass, sorghum, groundnut cakes, and even the fodder that’s carted around in a wheelbarrow. Since arriving at her lush new home, she’s made two dear friends: a bullock named Sonya and a fellow cow named Meena.

“While rescued Kim prefers calm days in the shade and out of the limelight, in ways that count, she’s like human Kim—she is devoted to her family and loves spending time with friends,” says PETA India Director Sachin Bangera. “PETA India thanks Kim Kardashian for kindly keeping up with the future, which is vegan.”

PETA—who also sent the TV star and her family a gift basket of delicious vegan treats to enjoy—notes that cows in the dairy industry are artificially impregnated through a violating, painful process and then separated from their newborn babies. Mother cows have been heard calling for their calves for days. Male calves are shoved into cramped veal crates, while most female calves endure the same fate as their mothers: They’re forced to produce milk until their bodies give out and then slaughtered for cheap meat.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers a free vegan starter kit full of recipes, tips, and more. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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