VOTING IS CLOSED! Which Cute Vegetarian Next Door Do You Adore?
A picture is worth a thousand words, but after sifting through hundreds of images of heavenly herbivores, only one word comes to mind: cute! It was a tough job, but our expert panel has narrowed the competition down to 20 finalists (10 men and 10 women). Now all we need is you. Vote today to help us decide which guy and which gal should take top honours in PETA’s 2016 Cutest Vegetarian Next Door contest.
The 20 finalists are below – simply fill out the short form at the bottom of the page to choose your favourite male and female contestant. Voting will last until 5:30 pm on 28 October 2016, and we’ll crown the winners on 2 November 2016. The lucky guy and gal who win the title of Cutest Vegetarian Next Door will be featured on our website. Each winner will also receive a sash, a trophy, a certificate, a vegetarian/vegan starter kit, and a “Glass Walls” DVD. The finalists will receive a certificate, a copy of PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit, and a “Glass Walls” DVD.
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Abhishek is a vegetarian because he cares about animals and doesn’t want to contribute to their suffering.
Aman is a vegetarian because he loves animals and feels that not eating meat is the best thing that humans can do for animals, ourselves, and the environment.
Ankit is a vegetarian because he realised that humans don’t have a right to hurt or kill any living being.
Ashay is a vegetarian because he doesn’t like that animals are killed just for the sake of taste.
Ayush is vegetarian because he loves animals. It pains him to see them hurt, so he doesn’t eat them.
Kushal doesn’t like to eat the corpses of animals just for the sake of taste, so he is a vegetarian.
Manoj, whose parents raised him vegetarian, loves animals and can feel their pain, so he chose to remain vegetarian.
Pratik has been a vegan for nearly a year now, as he realised that humans and animals are similar and should be treated equally.
Pusparag understands that animals feel pain, so he has been a vegetarian since 2008.
Vaibhav is a vegetarian because he strongly opposes harming and killing animals, as he believes that the beauty of nature lies in animals and plants.
Allankrita went vegetarian after she witnessed someone preparing to cut a chicken at a butcher shop.
Anuradha went vegan in April 2016 after she watched a video showing animal abuse. She feels that her conscience is pure if she is not contributing to cruelty to animals.
Garima is a vegan because she feels that every living being in the universe has a soul that humans don’t have a right to destroy.
Being a vegetarian, Kajal feels that her body and soul are pure.
Kunjana is a vegetarian because she believes that animals have feelings, just as humans do, and can experience pain.
Pallavi has been a vegetarian for the past 16 years because she loves animals and believes that, just like humans, they have a right to live.
Ritu doesn’t want to kill someone for her food, and she knows that eating vegetarian food is healthier than eating meat.
Being born into a non-vegetarian family, Upasana could never accept the notion that humans should eat living beings.
Vedanshi sees animals as her friends, so she chooses not to eat them. Being a vegetarian, she feels guilt-free.
A vegetarian since birth, Shivi loves the satisfaction she feels after every meal.
Pick Your Favourite Finalist
Now that you’ve seen the finalists, vote below to help us decide whom we should choose as the Cutest Vegetarian Next Door.
Voting will end on 28 October 2016, and the winners will be announced on 2 November 2016. Winners will be chosen based on equal consideration of three factors: total number of votes received, PETA’s assessment of the finalists’ physical attractiveness and their dedication to protecting animals, and how inspirational PETA finds their reasons for going or being vegetarian.