Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan and Sunny Leone are leading the votes tally in PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity Contest 2016 that is currently underway, with other vegetarian stars like Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and R Madhavan also not far behind.
Audiences can vote for their favourite vegetarian celebrity on PETAIndia.com and the results are slated to be announced at the end of this year, which would not just be based on the votes but also on several other factors.
Sunny, who makes her debut on this list, stated on social media, "[T]ook me a while [to] come [to] terms with [vegetarianism]…but I have seen things I can't erase from my mind. Which made me stop eating meat".
"These hot stars prove that vegetarian eating is not only kind to animals but also great for the body!" says PETA India Associate Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. "There's nothing sexier than a fit body and a kind heart. Stars swear by it."
The recent video titled ‘Glass Walls’, narrated by R Madhavan, had depicted the poor conditions animals have to face in slaughterhouses before they are eventually slaughtered. The United Nations too had stated that raising animals for food is "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” and that harmful effects of climate change can be averted by a shift to a vegan diet on a global level.