Manushi Chhillar is swapping her Miss World crown for one made from broccoli, asparagus and tomatoes for a new printing campaign from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India that encourages everyone to become vegetarians in time for Earth Day (April 22nd) to become. The beautiful Chhillar who is set to make her Bollywood debut on Diwali in the much anticipated time Prithviraj opposite Akshay Kumar is a lifelong vegetarian who won the title PETA India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2019.
“For me it was a personal decision to remain a vegetarian that I made a long time ago. I also wanted to focus on how this would affect my overall fitness. Eating is a personal choice and we have to eat what we think is best for us, but my friends at PETA India and I encourage everyone to try vegetarians for Earth Day and beyond if they so choose, ”says Chhillar .
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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, animal husbandry – raising, rearing and slaughtering animals for food – is responsible for about 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which are estimated to be higher than all global transportation systems combined. In addition, animal husbandry uses a third of the world’s freshwater and a third of the world’s arable land as animal feed. Water scarcity already affects all continents – over two billion people live in countries with severe water scarcity, and more than 690 million people are still starving.
As PETA India reveals in its video exposé about the Indian meat industry: “Glass walls“Animals used for meat suffer from violence, severe containment, painful mutilation, and cruel transportation, and are often slaughtered while conscious and with their companions in view.
Chhillar joins Kartik Aaryan, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor and many other celebrities who have partnered with PETA India to promote healthy, humane meat-free meals.