Ernakulam Resident Crowned ‘Cutest Vegetarian Next Door’ By PETA

For Immediate Release:
3 November 2014

Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

Local Man Wins Nationwide Competition

Ernakulam – Sriram Sankar of Ernakulam 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 18-year-old will be featured on PETA’s website and will receive a certificate, sash and trophy. Sankar is available for interviews. You can view his photo as well as that of the female winner here.

Sankar says that his vegetarian diet gives him a clear conscience. He says that “vegetarianism helps save our planet by sparing the lives of as many innocent animals as possible and reduces diseases”.

“Sriram is healthy, kind and caring, and that makes him even more attractive in our book”, says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “Whether it’s to improve your health, fight pollution and greenhouse-gas emissions or save countless animals from the suffering and terror of factory farms and slaughterhouses, going vegetarian is always a winning proposition.”

While the consumption of animal foods contributes to the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, obesity and many other ailments, a plant-based diet can give us clearer skin, help prevent heart attacks and even reverse existing heart disease.

Vaishnavi Pranjale of Pune is the female winner of the competition. Winners were selected based on several factors, including vote count.

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