Bet You’re Not Kinder Than This Fifth-Grader!

Published by PETA.

When 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 beings, Nicky received a PETA Kids 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 Animals.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind