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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 11, 2011 – 17:05 IST
The enormously popular model-turned-actor Shahid Kapoor stars in an adorable new ad campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India extolling one of the many benefits of a plant-based diet: “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”. The ad, shot by ace photographer Atul Kasbekar, shows a casually dressed Kapoor with two downy yellow chicks perched on his body.
Kapoor says, “I love chicks… pigs, cows, fish, and all the other animals too. That’s why I turned vegetarian.”
Kapoor who won PETA India’s Sexiest Vegetarian contest in 2009 received the 2003 Filmfare Award for a debut film for his appearance in his Ishq Vishk. His recent films – Jab We Met, Kaminey, Badmaash Company, and Paathshaala (?) – have all been hits.
In India, animals who are killed for food are crammed into vehicles for slaughter in such high numbers that many animals break their bones, suffocate or die en route. At abattoirs, workers often hack at the throats of goats, sheep and other animals with dull blades. Millions of chickens spend their entire lives in huge factory warehouses packed together so closely in tiny battery cages they cannot even stretch a wing. They stand in their own accumulated waste, which reeks of ammonia. The birds never see the light of day and are denied everything that is natural and important to them.
Meat production is also disastrous for the environment. Senior UN Food and Agriculture More >