Fit and vegetarian: Meet Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, PETA’s hottest celebrities in town

Animal rights organisation PETA India has named actors Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor as the ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities for 2016’. The actors beat prominent faces like Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jammwal, R
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India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi December 14, 2016 15:41 IST

Animal rights organisation PETA India has named actors Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor as the ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities for 2016’. The actors beat prominent faces like Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jammwal, R Madhavan and Sunny Leone to bag the title.

The result was decided by the visitors on the website who voted for their favourite stars.

"Sonam and Shahid are fit, hot, and compassionate, and they're setting a great example for their fans and millions of people who want to fight climate change with their forks,” said Sachin Bangera, PETA India's associate director of celebrity and public relations.

Talking about it, Shahid said in a statement: "What has happened now is that I've stopped taking milk and milk products. I am lacto-sensitive. A lot of people are lacto-sensitive. But they don't realise it. I love chicks, pigs, cows, fish, and all the other animals, too. That's why I turned vegetarian."

The actor, who welcomed his first child with Mira Rajput in September, says he is "very happy being a vegetarian".

"I believe that it is the best way to be," Shahid added.

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 often 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 are conscious and can feel pain.

In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale, eating meat has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity - and a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a plant-based diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

(With IANS Inputs)

 
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