India’s Sexiest Vegetarian

Shahid Kapoor, a thirty year-old Bollywood actor, has been selected by PETA as India’s sexiest vegetarian. He has appeared in about twenty Indian films, and is also a trained dancer. He said of the award, “Being voted as sexy is a matter of perception, but being vegetarian is a lifestyle change and something that comes from a sense of responsibility.” (Source: PETAindia.com)

Other celebrities such as John Abraham, Shilpa Shetty, Celina Jaitly, Hema Malini and Maneka Gandhi have worked with PETA India on animal awareness campaigns. Estimates have pegged the percentage of vegetarians in India at a range of twenty to forty percent.

Mr. Kapoor explained his commitment to a non-meat diet, “I love chicks… pigs, cows, fish, and all the other animals too. That’s why I turned vegetarian.” (Source: Indiatimes.com)

PETA India is based in Mumbai and was launched in 2000. They try to promote awareness of animal abuse, and animal rights. Industries they focus on are food, laboratories, leather and entertainment because that is where animal abuse is present. They have influenced public policy successfully to prevent elephants from being hit by vehicles in Indian cities, and making improvements to animal living conditions in zoos.

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88 comments

Elsa O.
Elsa O.4 years ago

thanks

Naomi M.
Naomi Miskimins4 years ago

good one thanks

Michele V.
Michele Vernet4 years ago

"Sexy" has nothing to do with compassion! Why is it that Americans have to inject sex with anything preferable in lifestyle? Making the right choices for all, and the environment is a matter of conscious, deliberate, well thought-out act and follow through. Sex or sexy has nothing to do with being vegetarian. Kapoor's got it right!!!

Gypsy Willow
Jamie Willow5 years ago

Compassionate people are sexy people, it's the cruel/ignorant/self centered people that make up the ugly population. ;)

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Indeed, sexy is a matter of perception!

Grainne O'Carroll
Grainne OCarroll5 years ago

I'm proud to say I met a sexy meat eater and turned him into a sexy vegan husband!

Grace Johnson
Grace Johnson5 years ago

cute and smart

Samantha Hodder
Sam Hodder5 years ago

thanks

Sam Phillips
.5 years ago

I wish there were more brothers and sisters like Shahid and Maneka out there!!

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Thanks.