Alia Bhatt gets named PETA India’s Person of the Year
Written by Angie Sharma on December 29, 2021
In the light of her work in support of the animal-friendly fashion industry and her advocacy for dogs and cats in need, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named Bollywood star Alia Bhatt as their Person of the Year for the year 2021
This year, Alia Bhatt invested in Phool, the company behind Fleather (a vegan leather made from discarded temple flowers). Alia’s vegan kidswear line, Ed-a-Mamma also won the 2021 PETA India fashion award for helping to nurture kids’ love for animals and nature. She also previously starred in a pro-adoption PETA India campaign to help cats and dogs and has used her platform to call for stronger animal protection laws.
“Alia Bhatt is not only helping to advance vegan fashion but also encouraging the next generation to be kind to animals,” said PETA India Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. “Alia doesn’t hesitate to speak up, whether she’s rallying her fans to adopt a dog or cat or calling for action on crimes against animals.”
Past recipients of PETA India’s Person of the Year Award include Dr. Shashi Tharoor, for supporting Compassionate Citizen, PETA India’s humane education program for children, as well as other education on animal protection; former Supreme Court Justice KS Panicker Radhakrishnan, for the landmark judgment against the use of bulls in performances; cricketer Virat Kohli, for calling for the release of an abused elephant and stronger penalties for animal abusers; comedian Kapil Sharma, for encouraging people to adopt dogs; and actors John Abraham, Anushka Sharma, Sunny Leone, R Madhavan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Hema Malini, and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, for helping animals in various kind ways.
PETA India’s motto is “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”, and the group opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.
Source : Bollywood Hangama