Baywatch icon and former Bigg Boss guest star Pamela Anderson wrote a letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. In the letter she urges him to serve only vegan food at all government meetings and functions.
She asks Modi to lead India’s fight against climate change by serving only delicious plant-based food. The animal rights group and the actress explained that raising animals for meat, eggs, and dairy causes nearly one-fifth of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
“With your country’s innovation and agricultural history, I’m sure that India-produced soy and other versatile foods can easily replace these damaging foods,” she writes. She urges Modi to adopt pro-vegan steps taken by other countries such as New Zealand, China and Germany.
Expressing concern over climate change, she writes: “My heart goes out to everyone affected by the severe air pollution plaguing Delhi. I worry about the residents as well as the animals who can’t wear face masks or stay indoors.”
She writes that according to the latest reports, 36 million Indians could face the threat of annual coastal flooding by 2050. The World Bank has predicted that at least 21 cities in India are approaching zero groundwater levels for next year and that 40 percent of Indians may not have water to drink by 2030.
The easiest place to be vegan
Anderson praised India’s cuisine that made it the ‘easiest place on earth’ to be vegan: “I still remember the beautiful color of saffron rice and the alluring aroma of veggie biryani. India’s foods are so fantastic and varied that it’s the easiest place on earth to be vegan.”
Last month, Anderson had written to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to serve nutritious vegan meals in correctional facilities.