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Anushka Sharma has won an appreciation title for her tireless efforts towards animal rights. The newlywed was titled as Person of the Year by ‘People of Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) in India.
The actress is known as a strong proponent of animal rights. On several occasions, she has called out her fans and followers to realize animals rights.
She has expressed her disappointment over how unethically animals are treated on the streets.
She launched a campaign called ‘PAWsitive’ in which she demanded to put a ban on the cruel carriage rides in Mumbai.
Most often horses are used cruelly in carriage rides to haul passengers in the city.
She believes it is unfair to force animals to pull heavy carriages in extreme temperatures without adequate rest and food.
Besides visiting animal welfare center, she has recently started her cruelty-free NUSH clothing line.
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The actress made extensive efforts to protect the dogs from fireworks as well.
“Anushka Sharma is a proud animal rights proponent whose kindness and initiative know no bounds,” PETA Associate Director Sachin Bangera said in a statement.
“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.
The ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ actress, being the animal lover that she is, has an adopted dog name dude.
In 2015, the actress was named as the hottest vegetarian celebrity by PETA.