Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has been named PETA’s 2022 Person of the Year.
Sonakshi is actively interested in animal welfare initiatives and constantly talks out the need for tougher animal protection regulations.
The animal rights non-profit organisation has conferred upon her the title in order to celebrate her actions to help spare the lives of animals killed for fashion and her strong advocacy for dogs and cats in need.
This year, Sonakshi appeared in a campaign against the use of animal leather for PETA India, in which she brandished a bag dripping with blood to raise awareness of the more than 1.4 billion cows, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, and other animals who are killed in horrific ways to be turned into leather accessories for the end user.
She advocates for animal- and Earth-friendly vegan leather which are made from pineapple leaves, cork, fruit waste, and mushrooms.