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.”
For me, being a vegetarian was a personal choice and I have unlocked its benefits. This #EarthDay, I request everyone to give this diet a try, if they so choose to. Honoured to be featured by @PetaIndia to highlight how being a vegetarian can be a healthier diet alternative! pic.twitter.com/eU4HAbVZKn— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) April 22, 2021
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.
Drumrolls! Get ready to be dazzled by Miss World 2017, @ManushiChhillar, as she graces PETA India’s new Earth Day campaign to show that a vegetarian diet is the way to go.https://t.co/7h479bzc1H pic.twitter.com/uBsOCcAWL7— PETA India (@PetaIndia) April 22, 2021
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.