Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has been named as Person Of The Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – PETA India. The actress has been chosen to be a vegan and also keeps animal skins out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson.
Talking about Sonam’s initiatives, the PETA India Associate Director, Sachin Bangera, was quoted saying, “Whether she’s enjoying vibrant vegan meals or rallying her fans to do their part to stop animal suffering, Sonam Kapoor never hesitates to help animals any way she can.”
He also added, “We encourage everyone to take a page out of her book and live with compassion and respect for all beings.”
Even back in 2016, Sonam was named PETA India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity, and she earned a Compassionate Business Award from the group a year later for her cruelty-free handbag line.
Her other efforts also include urging the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change not to revoke the ban on classroom dissection for university life science and zoology students; calling for a Maharashtra-wide ban on glass-coated manja that can entangle and kill birds; and donating “kind kites” to children to help prevent injuries from manja.
Recipients of past PETA India’s Person of the Year Award include Anushka Sharma, Sunny Leone, Shashi Tharoor, Kapil Sharma, Hema Malini, R. Madhavan and Jacqueline Fernandez.
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