Anushka Sharma stopped eating meat and turned into a vegetarian because her pet dog, Dude, hated the smell of it.
Now, you must understand why PETA named newlywed Anushaka as PETA’s Person of the Year. Actress rightly deserve this title as she has always stood tall for kindness towards animals, from protecting dogs from fireworks to advocating for horses who are forced to pull carriages in Mumbai she has been a key influencer for animals right awareness.
PETA Associate Director Sachin Bangera, said,
Anushka Sharma is a proud animal rights proponent whose kindness and initiative know no bounds. PETA is calling on everyone to follow her lead by eating healthy plant-based meals, helping community animals by speaking up when they’re suffering, and always keeping an eye out for new ways to help animals.
— Sachin Bangera (@Sachbang) December 27, 2017
Her recent efforts to protect animals include launching her cruelty-free NUSH clothing line, visiting and promoting animal shelter on her social media platforms, launching a campaign called PAWsitive to raise awareness of the pain fireworks cause to animals, and voicing on Twitter to demand a ban on cruel carriage rides in Mumbai make her not only a kind person but also a socially aware Indian.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) October 26, 2016
Anushka was named PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity in the year 2015. Past recipients of PETA’s Person of the Year Award include Dr Shashi Tharoor, former Supreme Court Justice KS Radhakrishnan Panicker, actors-comedian Kapil Sharma, Hema Malini, R Madhavan, and Jacqueline Fernandez.