The Search Is On for America’s ‘Cutest Vegan Kid’!

PETA Kids Launches Annual Compassion Contest—Winner Will Receive a Special Prize Pack, Complete With Trophy

For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2019

Brooke Rossi, 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Is your kiddo the cutest vegan of them all? Starting today, PETA Kids’ 2019 Cutest Vegan Kid competition is open for nominations. The annual contest seeks to recognize kids age 12 and under who go above and beyond to help animals and who demonstrate that there’s nothing cuter than compassion.

The winner will receive a special prize pack filled with goodies, including a personalized trophy, and the first runner-up will receive a PETA Kids T-shirt. Both will be featured on the PETA Kids website.

“Kids can help animals in so many ways, from going vegan to choosing not to dissect to staying away from cruel theme parks like SeaWorld,” says PETA Director of Student Campaigns and Influence Rachelle Owen. “There’s nothing cuter than compassion, and PETA Kids is searching for nominees who are making a huge difference in animals’ lives.”

PETA Kids—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group notes that there are indisputable health benefits to ditching meat, eggs, and dairy and that each person who goes vegan reduces their carbon footprint and saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year.

The nomination round runs from May 3 to 16 and will be followed by the voting round, from May 21 to 31. Voting for the finalists will take place from June 4 to 14, and the winner will be announced on June 18. PETA Kids will select the winner based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here.

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