December 9, 2010 06:14:54 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Actor R Madhavan has taken the early lead in PETA India's annual Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity poll.
Madhavan, a longtime PETA supporter, says, 'For me, being a vegetarian is about being compassionate. I love animals, so I would never eat them. Having a healthy heart is a great bonus, but I'd rather people think of me as having a good soul and a kind heart.'
R Madhavan has taken up the cause of chickens and has written to food chain CEO David Novak on behalf of PETA urging him to stop killing the birds.
'I am sure you're a compassionate person who agrees that animals, whether they are dogs, cats or chickens, should not be abused and that working to stop this unnecessary cruelty should be a top priority,' Madhavan wrote.
'Please use your unique position to stop the worst abuses of these sensitive birds by making the improvements suggested by PETA and the food chain's own former animal welfare advisors,' he added.