VOTING IS CLOSED!
Which Cutest Vegetarian Next Door Do You Adore?
Pictures are worth a thousand words, but after ploughing 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 female and 10 male). Now all we need is … you! Vote today to help us decide which guy and which girl should take top honours in PETA’s 2015 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. Voting will last until 5:30 pm on 29 October 2015, and we’ll crown the winners on 2 November 2015. 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 vegan starter kit and a DVD of “Glass Walls”. The finalists will receive a certificate, a copy of PETA’s vegan starter kit and a DVD of “Glass Walls”.
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Vishal Rathod (Age 24) turned vegetarian when he was just a baby, after seeing a butcher kill a chicken.
Pawan Jyoti (Age 28) is proud to be a vegetarian because he considers animals to be family and doesn’t eat family.
Jitin Sharma (Age 23) has always loved animals. He keeps his conscience clear by not eating animals.
Stephen Henderson (Age 21) went vegetarian when he was 19 years old after watching a video on how animals suffer for meat. He has since gotten several classmates to go vegan.
Pushkar Mehrotra (Age 25) ate meat for 22 years, until he found that the negative energy we get by eating animals is bad for our body.
Sumit Nemmaniwar (Age 22) comes from a non-vegetarian family, but at 16, he started realising the benefits of being vegetarian.
Dr Manik Sharma (Age 25) is a veterinarian who says that eating veggies keeps our bodies refreshed and helps protect us from diseases. He is also against cruelty to animals.
Vaibhav Viswanath (Age 23) is a vegetarian and an aspiring vegan, because he does not want to make his stomach an animal graveyard.
Hitesh Ramawat (Age 24) is proud to be a vegan. He explains that animals feel pain and that humans have no right to hurt them.
Abhijit Waghmare (Age 24) loves being vegetarian and believes that nature intended humans to live that way.
Shraddha Prasad (Age 25) says that when we have lots of delicious veggies and fruits, why eat animals? She believes we have no right to eat someone.
Garima Sharma (Age 32) is an animal lover and feels that vegetarians are more attractive and fit than non-vegetarians.
Divya Dubey (Age 19) is vegan and does not want to contribute to the suffering of animals. She explains that animals feel pain, just like humans, and are not meant to be eaten.
Stuti Jain (Age 26) was originally vegetarian because of religion but is now vegetarian by personal choice, too.
Vaibhavi Lonkar (Age 17) is a vegetarian because she wants to make a difference in the lives of animals with every single meal she eats.
Simran Kaur (Age 21) has been vegetarian for six years. She believes it is not worth taking a life just for a meal.
Kavya Rao (Age 25) takes care of dogs and loves all animals.
After attending a PETA talk, Dr Smruti Smita Mohapatra (Age 24) went vegetarian.
Ishita Jain (Age 24) does not want to kill anyone just for a fleeting taste of flesh.
Deepti Nautiyal (Age 25) was staunchly non-vegetarian until she brought home chickens from the market and realised that they are loving beings who are sensitive and feel pain.
Pick Your Favourite Finalist
Now that you’ve seen the finalists, vote to help us decide whom we should choose as the Cutest Vegetarian Next Door below.
The voting is closed, and the winners will be announced on 2 November 2015. The winners will be chosen based on the equal consideration given to three factors: total number of votes each receives, PETA’s assessment of physical attractiveness and their dedication to protecting animals and how inspirational PETA finds the finalists’ reasons for going or being vegetarian.