Chennai Resident Crowned ‘Cutest Vegetarian Next Door’ by PETA

For Immediate Release:

3 October 2017

Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Local Man Wins Nationwide Competition

Chennai – Vinodh Kumar Ramu of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has beaten out nine other male finalists to win People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Cutest Vegetarian Next Door contest. The 31-year-old will be featured on PETA’s website and will receive a certificate, a sash, and a trophy.

“I’ve been a vegetarian since birth and vegan for four months. I witnessed the cruelty behind dairy and decided to quit [eating it]. I strongly believe it’s immoral to exploit any species. We, the vegan community, are [animals’] only hope for liberation,” says Ramu.

“Ramu is healthy and kind, and that makes him even more attractive in our book,” says PETA 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.

Richa Arya of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, is the female winner of the competition. The winners were selected based on several factors, including vote count.

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