People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has joined forces with star Sunny Leone to feed 10,000 migrant workers in Delhi through the Uday Foundation, as COVID-19 has resulted in unemployment, food shortages, and insecurity about the future.
Leone said, “I’m delighted to join hands with PETA India again – this time, to get protein-packed vegan meals to thousands in need.” She added, “We are facing a crisis, but together, with compassion and solidarity, we will come out ahead.” Meals typically comprise daal and rice or khichdi, along with fruit. The protein content of one cup of boiled lentils is 17.9 grams. An egg from a hen weighs just 6 grams.
Conditions like heart disease, asthma, and other diseases that raise the chance of death from COVID-19 can be prevented by eating a vegan diet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition experts, announced that “Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity.”
Vegan meals are therefore being distributed since the latest pandemic is thought to have originated from a live-animal meat market. SARS, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, HIV, and a slew of other viruses are thought to have transmitted to humans from livestock at live-animal markets, factory farms, and slaughterhouses.
Leone was declared PETA India’s Person of the Year in 2016, and she has also appeared in PETA’s advertisements for vegan fashion, vegetarian food, and dog and cat adoption and sterilization. She made her Bollywood debut in the erotic thriller Jism 2 in 2012 and will be seen in Shero and Anamika in the near future.