MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has been named 2021 ‘Person of the Year’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
'Raazi' actress has been involved in animal welfare activities. She voices out the need for stronger animal protection laws.
She invested in 'Phool,' the company that has been working on vegan leather named Fleather, made from discarded temple flowers.
She launched her vegan kidswear line, Ed-a-Mamma, which was awarded the 2021 PETA India fashion award “for helping to nurture kids’ love."
In 2017, she launched an animal welfare platform, Coexist.
“I believe that each one of us has a personal responsibility to our planet. And since animals, plants, oceans have no voice of their own, we should speak up for them as well. Coexist is a program I’ve set up with a vision that man lives in harmony with animals and nature,” she said.
From urging her fans to adopt from shelters & never shop for dogs and cats to advocating vegan fashion and using the power of social media to call for stronger animal protection laws, @aliaa08 speaks for animals and is PETA India’s Person of the Year. 👏💗 https://t.co/K2yXQOyiwR— PETA India (@PetaIndia) December 28, 2021