Your votes helped us decide and now PETA Kids has named Alexandra Chacon and Liam Wilson this year’s Cutest Vegetarian Kids!
Alexandra is a 9-year-old competitive gymnast from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She took fifth place in the state last year. Wow! She’s been a vegetarian for four years, and she recently signed the PETA Kids Vegan Pledge. Alexandra takes it upon herself to educate her friends about a cruelty-free diet. She’s even hosting a roller-skating party: In order to attend, her friends will need to bring either a winter clothing item or food for the dogs and cats at the local humane society. Alexandra, don’t forget to send us pics!
Five-year-old Liam is from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. A few years ago, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (a type of autism), but ever since he went vegetarian, his anxiety has decreased and his behavior has greatly improved. Today, he takes no medication and sleeps like a baby! Liam really loves animals, and according to his mom, he “spends a pretty insane amount of time reading about them.” Liam won’t kill bugs or spiders. Instead, he scoops them up and puts them outside. What a gentleman! If you’re lucky enough to come across this cutie patootie, you’ll probably be greeted with the words, “Hi, I’m Liam Wilson. I’m 5 years old, and I’m a vegetarian.”
As our winners, Alexandra and Liam will each receive a professional photo shoot and star in their own PETA Kids ad. The ads will appear on PETAKids.com in the upcoming months. Alexandra and Liam will also be announced to hometown media, be featured in PETA’s Animal Times magazine, and receive an “I Am Not a Nugget” plush backpack, a pack of “I Am Not a Nugget” silly bracelets, and a copy of PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s book 50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals!
Congratulations, Alexandra and Liam! And thanks to all of you who entered and voted to help us choose the winners! You never know … next year’s Cutest Vegetarian Kid could be YOU!
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Article source: PETA Action Alerts