Bhopal Resident Crowned ‘Cutest Vegetarian Next Door’ by PETA

For Immediate Release:

3 October 2017

Shambhavi Tiwari ; [email protected]

Sachin Bangera ; [email protected]

Local Woman Wins Nationwide Competition

Bhopal – Richa Arya of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has beaten out nine other female finalists to win People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Cutest Vegetarian Next Door contest. The 29-year-old will be featured on PETA’s website and will receive a certificate, a sash, and a trophy.

“I am a vegetarian because I don’t see animals as food and I believe in their welfare, not killing them,” says Arya.

“Arya is healthy and kind, and that makes her even more attractive in our book,” says PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate. “Whether it’s to improve your health, reduce pollution such as greenhouse-gas emissions, or spare many animals suffering and terror on factory farms and in slaughterhouses, going vegetarian is always a winning proposition.”

While the consumption of animal-derived foods contributes to a person’s risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, obesity, and many other ailments, a plant-based lifestyle can give us clearer skin, help prevent heart attacks, and even reverse heart disease.

Vinodh Kumar Ramu of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is the male winner of the competition. The winners were selected based on several factors, including vote count.

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