Amid the ongoing controversy over People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) over its suggestion of the ‘plant-based-milk’ products, Minister of Maharashtra State for Home and Information Technology, Guardian Minister of Kolhapur, and the leader at Gokul milk co-operative Satej Patil has slammed PETA over its suggestion.
Patil said that any NGO cannot dictate its terms over food preferences of the people.
Patil, who is member of the board of directors at Kolhapur Zilla Sahakari Dudh Utpadak Sangh, whose brand Gokul is largest milk selling cooperation brand in Maharashtra, has tweeted to confront the NGO.
“Milk not just provides a healthy diet option to common man but also provides livelihood to millions of farmers. Any NGO can’t come and dictate terms to us about our food preferences!”, he tweeted.
The tweet comes days after self-regulating advertising industry entity Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) dismissed a plea filed by PETA against Amul for stating that plant-based products can’t be called milk.
Earlier this week, PETA India had released a letter to Amul asking them to start making plant-based vegan products to respond to a booming market.
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