This year’s competition to be named PETA India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities was tougher than ever – and the winners are Rajkummar Rao and Alia Bhatt, both vegetarians who’ve made choosing plant-based foods more popular than ever. Rajkummar and Alia beat out a strong group of competitors, including Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jammwal, R Madhavan, Shahid Kapoor, Sridevi and Sunny Leone.
As seen in PETA’s exposé “Glass Walls“, in today’s industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, pigs are often stabbed in the heart as they scream in pain, and calves are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth. At the slaughterhouse, animals are often killed in full view of one another and even dismembered while they are conscious and can feel pain.
In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale, eating meat has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity – and a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a plant-based diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
PETA India selected the winners based on several factors, including vote count. Feeling inspired to try a cruelty-free diet? Order our FREE vegan starter kit today: