For Immediate Release:
22 December 2017
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]
Nirali Gada; [email protected]
Visitors to PETAIndia.com Cast Their Votes to Help PETA Decide Whom It Would Choose as the Most Alluring Celebs
Mumbai – This year’s competition to be named PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities was tougher than ever – and the winners are Rajkummar Rao and Alia Bhatt, both of whom are vegetarians who’ve made choosing plant-based foods more popular than ever. Rao and Bhatt beat out a strong group of competitors, including Amitabh Bachchan, Vidyut Jammwal, Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Leone, R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, and Sridevi.
“I prefer having vegetarian food,” Bhatt as reported. “It is a way to [a] healthy life.”
Rao’s co-star Ayushmann Khurrana stated that the actor doesn’t have any bad habits, as he “doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t have non-vegetarian [food], [and] talks in a good way.”
“Alia Bhatt and Rajkummar Rao are fit, hot, and compassionate, and they’re setting a great example for their fans and millions of other people who want to fight climate change with their forks,” says Sachin Bangera, PETA’s associate director of celebrity and public relations. “Both of PETA’s winners prove that there’s nothing sexier than compassion towards animals, which these celebrities show every time that they sit down for a meal.”
As seen in PETA’s exposé “Glass Walls“, in today’s industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive, pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream in pain, and calves are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth. At the slaughterhouse, animals are often killed in full view of one another and even dismembered while they’re conscious and can feel pain.
In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale, eating meat has been conclusively linked to an increased risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity – and a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – selected the winners based on several factors, including vote count. For more information, please visit the contest page at PETAIndia.com.