Popular Zoom VJ, Miss India Earth 2001 and runway model Shamita Singha is not just a “spicy”-hot star – she is also a fiery defender of animals. So the veggielicious VJ was more than willing to strip down and pose on a pile of chillies for a PETA India ad encouraging everyone to go vegetarian.
In an interview with petaDishoom, PETA India’s youth division, Shamita talked about going vegetarian and showing compassion to all the Earth’s inhabitants. “I turned vegetarian when I was quite young because I realised that if I really love animals, then I can’t eat them”, Shamita said.
We couldn’t agree more: factory-farmed animals are confined to stalls, cages, crates or sheds that are often so cramped the animals cannot even turn around or take a single step in any direction for their entire lives. They never get to breathe fresh air, bask in the sun or feel grass beneath their feet, and they are killed in painful and cruel ways.
But going vegetarian is not only better for animals but also better for our health. As Shamita knows, a fruit- and vegetable-based diet is the key to feeling great and looking hot. “I’m veg and so I eat a lot of veggies, salads and fruits, and those foods are alive, so I’m alive!” she says.
Vegetarians tend to be leaner and trimmer than meat-eaters, so appearance-conscious celebrities are flocking to the salad and pasta bars, from New York to Paris and from Hong Kong to Beijing. Going vegetarian is also better for your health – eating meat and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. But health benefits aside, we don’t know who would not want to eat their vegetables after seeing Shamita’s sexy ad!
Ready to take Shamita’s advice and “spice up your life”? Take the Pledge to Be Veg.