Actor Anushka Sharma has been named ‘Person of the Year’ by the animal rights organization PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Anushka, who follows a strict vegan Diet, has bagged the ‘Person of the year’ title for her efforts to help protect dogs from fireworks. She also rose voice against the use of horses to pull carriages in Mumbai and took to Twitter demanding a ban.
“Anushka Sharma is a proud animal rights proponent whose kindness and initiative know no bounds,” PETA Associate Director Sachin Bangera said in a statement.
Some of her recent efforts to protect animals include launching her cruelty-free ‘NUSH’ clothing line in October. She also launched a campaign called ‘PAWsitive’ to raise awareness of the suffering caused by fireworks to animals during Diwali.
Sharma mothers an adopted Labrador named Dude. She visits animal shelters and promotes its work on her social media platforms to encourage more adoptions.
“PETA is calling on everyone to follow her lead by eating healthy plant-based meals, helping community animals by speaking up when they are suffering, and always keeping an eye out for new ways to help animals,” Bangera added.
In 2015, the ‘Harry Met Sejal’ actress was also named as PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity.