On International Animal Rights Day (10 December), Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas star Sahher Bambba encourages fans to join her in being vegan in a new video shared by the star on her social media pages. In the video, Sahher describes cruelty to calves for milk and urges fans to order a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit from PETA India’s website.
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Bambba, who made her mark in Bollywood, decided to go vegan in 2019 and immediately called it one of the best decisions she’s ever made.
“I’ve gone vegan, which means I don’t consume any products of slaughter or anything stolen from animals. Did you know that because male calves cannot produce milk, they’re often
Everyone who follows Bambba’s lead and goes vegan dramatically reduces their carbon footprint: according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, animal agriculture is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions. Going vegan also helps combat the spread of deadly viruses: filthy factory farms and live-animal markets crammed full of stressed animals are breeding grounds for diseases such as bird flu and swine flu.
And of course, vegan meals help animals. The dairy industry supports the beef and leather industries, which are able to exist in India largely because the dairy sector supplies them with spent and unwanted animals. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they’re dragged off to the slaughterhouse. Meanwhile, chickens used for eggs are kept in cages so small they cannot even spread their wings, pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream, and on the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.
Bambba joins Kartik Aaryan, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor, Hema Malini, R Madhavan, and many other celebrities who’ve teamed up with PETA India to promote healthy, humane meat-free meals.