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August 2, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
Edison, N.J. – Ten-year-old Nirvaan Agarwal has attended county commissioner conferences to advocate for animals held in a roadside zoo, volunteered to assist animals in sanctuaries, and hit the streets to protest in opposition to the meat business. Now his dedication and ingenuity have received him prime honors in PETA Youngsters’ 2022 All-Star for Animals Contest.
A vegan since delivery, Nirvaan seizes each alternative to assist animals, from sharing his message via a bullhorn throughout marches to decrying the merciless therapy of animals within the fur and leather-based industries, chalking animal rights messages onto sidewalks, and distributing PETA Youngsters comedian books to his friends. After flooding from Hurricane Ida affected the Johnson Park Zoo, he attended Middlesex County Board of Commissioners conferences and introduced his personal analysis about why the animals there must be moved to respected sanctuaries—and his efforts paid off for the pink fox, raccoon, pythons, and different animals the county plans to put in new amenities. A guardian to a few adopted cats, Nirvaan additionally enjoys constructing cat castles and plans to turn out to be a vegan chef.
“Whether or not he’s marching in vegan rallies or urging county leaders to assist animals languishing in a roadside zoo, Nirvaan is setting a heroic instance for younger individuals in all places,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Applications Marta Holmberg. “Animals have an ally in Nirvaan, and PETA Youngsters is delighted to honor him for main us all towards a kinder future.”
Along with a yr’s provide of vegan cookies from San Diego–based mostly Maya’s Cookies, Nirvaan will obtain a personalised bullhorn, an assortment of merchandise from PETA Youngsters, and yearlong bragging rights. See the complete contest particulars right here.
PETA Youngsters—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to abuse in any method”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETAKids.com or comply with the group on Fb or Instagram.