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“I encourage everyone to give being vegetarian a try” – says Prithviraj actress Manushi Chhillar on Earth Day

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Manushi Chhillar is celebrating Earth Day by highlighting how being a vegetarian impact the planet in a positive way. The Prithviraj actress has been roped in by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to encourage everyone to the kerb. PETA is doing a national campaign with Manushi that shows her sporting a crown made of broccoli, asparagus, and tomatoes to drive home the message of vegetarianism.

"I encourage everyone to give being vegetarian a try" -  says Prithviraj actress Manushi Chhillar on Earth Day

Manushi, who won the Miss World crown for India 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won it, says, “For me, staying vegetarian was a personal choice that I made long back. I wanted to concentrate on how that impacts my overall fitness.”

She adds, “Food is a personal choice and we must eat what we feel is best for us, but my friends at PETA India and I encourage everyone to give being vegetarian a try for Earth Day and beyond if they so choose.”

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, animal agriculture – breeding, raising, and slaughtering animals for food – is responsible for about 14.5% of global greenhouse-gas emissions, which, by some estimates, is greater than all the world’s transportation systems combined.

What’s more, animal agriculture uses one-third of the world’s fresh water and one-third of global cropland for feed. Water scarcity already affects every continent – over two billion people live in countries experiencing high levels of water shortages, and more than 690 million people still go hungry.

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