popular actor R Madhavan is receiving a prestigious award, but this
time, it isn't related to his prolific and enduring film career. That's because
he's been named PETA's Person of the
Year for his outstanding support of PETA in helping us make this world a better
place for animals.
Madhavan – a long-time
vegetarian, the narrator of the compelling "Glass Walls" video and,
of course, an immensely popular actor – actively promotes vegetarianism as the best way
to help stop animal suffering, reduce pollution, fight climate change and
improve human health.
The star of such blockbusters as Rang
De Basanti, Guru and 3 Idiots bolstered PETA's Kentucky Fried
Cruelty campaign by sending a letter on PETA's behalf to the CEO of KFC parent
company, Yum! Brands, urging him to adopt PETA's recommendations to stop the
worst abuses of chickens who are killed for KFC – including scalding birds to
death. Also, his son recently donated money that he received for his seventh
birthday to further PETA's work. One of Madhavan's most significant
contributions to PETA was his offer to narrate PETA's hard-hitting video exposé
of the meat industry called "Glass Walls", which was named for fellow
vegetarian Paul McCartney's thought-provoking observation that if "slaughterhouses
had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian".
you see what goes on inside slaughterhouses, I think you'll lose your appetite
for animal flesh, too", Madhavan says in the video. "Animals feel
pain, just as people do. They value their lives, just as we value ours."
He concludes by saying, "I hope you'll also make the compassionate choice and
If you agree, please take the pledge to go vegetarian
with R Madhavan today!
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