ALLAHABAD: Pragya Tiwari, after being selected as finalist in PETA’s ‘Cutest Vegetarian Next Door’ contest from the Sangam city as well as UP, is hopeful to win the title in women category as voting for winners for PETA’s (India) contest ended here on Friday (September 29).
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has held 2017 Cutest Vegetarian Next Door contest and Friday was the last day of voting. The names of winners would be declared on October 3.
Pragya Tiwari, pursuing her first year MBBS at a private college in Varanasi and hailing from city, is running high to take home the title. Remarkably, she had beaten out hundreds of other contestants from across country to become one of the 20 finalists. PETA will ultimately crown two winners, one man and one woman, the 2017 Cutest Vegetarians Next Door.
“I am confident to get the title” said Pragya adding “to secure the triumph in the contest, I had conveyed the message among my friends, relatives and others since I got chance to become one of the finalist among women category appealing people of the state to vote for me” she added.
She also claimed “Being a vegetarian since childhood, I always insisted that animals too have feelings and famalies like us and we don’t have any right to disturb them”.
Pragya was of the view that people always talk about wildlife but, have they ever realized as to how they can help to maintain wildlife in forests. Certainly not, and those who are non vegetarian, must know the ill effects of meat consumption as it increases fat, cholesterol etc and cause heart ailments.
Pragya claimed that animals too have emotional feeling with each other and their feeling must be respected.
“I like being vegetarian because I think that every life form on earth deserves to live and that their lives are as important as ours,” says Tiwari.
In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale, eating meat has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity, she added.
“On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters are – and over their lifetime, they spare many animals the horrors of factory farms, slaughterhouses, and fishing nets,” says PETA CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate. “One look at our radiant finalists confirms that there’s nothing more attractive than compassion.”