Shahid Kapoor is a youth icon and an actor adored by women (and men) all around the globe. Every year PETA Asia picks the hottest compassionate vegetarian celebrity in its Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity poll, and last year, this heartthrob won the title!
PETA recently shot an ad with this veggie superstar to promote vegetarianism which will be released later in the year. He wants everyone to know that his body is fueled by veggies and that surely keeps him fit. I surely want a body like him.
After the photo shoot, Shahid spoke to the media about how he made a switch towards a vegetarian diet ten years back after learning about the suffering that animals endure when being raised for food. In India, animals used for meat and eggs suffer immensely. Chickens are kept in cages hardly larger than the size of their own bodies. They are then crammed into baskets or sacks, tied upside down in a bunch or thrown into vehicles on their way to slaughter. Cows, buffaloes, sheep and other animals are crammed onto vehicles for slaughter in such high numbers, many suffocate, their bones break or they die en route. At the slaughterhouse, animals are killed with dull knives in full view of each other.
No wonder Shahid chooses not to eat eggs either and believes going veg is the right lifestyle for him. He says that according to the laws of karma, you are what you eat, and when animals suffer for our food, it comes back to us.Shahid surely is a star adored by many people–and it’s safe to say that after his work with PETA, animals will fall in love with him as well. Check back soon to see the final ad campaign once it’s released!