Written by PETA
10-year-old Nicky Schwarz learned that the principal of his California
elementary school had agreed to eat fried worms if the students read for a half-million
minutes, this kind kid sprang into action. Nicky circulated a petition calling
for an alternative to the event and rallied his friends and classmates to speak
up, too—and the stunt was called off!
For demonstrating that compassion should apply to all
Nicky received a PETA
Compassionate Action Award. We sent this smart fifth-grader a framed
certificate, a letter of recognition, and a bagful of PETA goodies.
Help inspire the kids
you know to turn their compassion into action by giving them a copy of PETA
President Ingrid E. Newkirk's book 50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.