- "PETA is calling on everyone to follow her lead," said Associate Director
- "Anushka Sharma is a proud animal rights proponent," said PETA
- In 2015, Anushka was named PETA's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity
"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," Mr Bangera added.
Anushka, who married cricket star Virat Kohli earlier this month, was in 2015 named PETA's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity.
Some of her recent efforts to protect animals include launching her cruelty-free NUSH clothing line, visiting an animal shelter and promoting its work on her social media platforms, launching a campaign called PAWsitive to raise awareness of the suffering fireworks cause to animals, and taking to Twitter to demand a ban on cruel carriage rides in Mumbai.
She also has an adopted a dog named Dude.
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