Animal rights organization PETA India has declared Bollywood stars Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor the hottest vegetarian celebrities for 2016. Both the actors had tough competition with a long list of strong competitors like Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Sunny Leone, and R Madhavan, and they successfully beat out all of them.
PETA India organizes the poll every year to find the hottest celebrities and the winners of 2016 are Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
Sachin Bangera, associate director of celebrity and public relations at PETA India said, “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.”
He further added, Both of PETA India’s winners prove that there is nothing sexier than compassion towards animals, which they show every time they sit down for a meal.”
The actors who have worked together in the movie, ‘Mausam’ are very happy with the announcement.
Shahid Kapoor, who recently became the father of a daughter, said that he is happy being a vegetarian. On winning the title, he said, “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 realize it. I love chicks, pigs, cows, fish, and all the other animals, too. That’s why I turned vegetarian.”
PETA’s expose “Glass Wall” showed the pain animals go through just for a taste of human beings. To meet requirements of meat and dairy industries, chickens’ throats are cut even when they are conscious, live fishes are suffocated or cut open, pigs are stabbed in the heart to control their scream due to pain and calves are torn away from their mothers. It also showed how animals are killed in full view of one another at the slaughterhouses.
In addition to the pain animal go through, eating non-vegetarian food also causes heart diseases, strokes, cancer, obesity and other serious problems. A United Nations report concluded that the only way to combat effects of climate change and eating meat is to shift towards a plant-based diet.