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Age 9 from Coral Springs, FL

Damien is kind, loves to help people and animals, and has a heart of gold.

Why did you go vegan?

Damien is vegan for the animals. He understands the terrible things that are done to animals around the world and he chose he did not want to be a part of that. He loves and respects all animals and wants to dedicate his life to helping them any way he can.

What is your fave vegan food?

Nuggets, mac and cheeze, mashed potatoes, burgers, and sweets!

What is the #1 way you like to help animals?

Damien talks to all his friends and informs them of why they should be vegan on a daily basis. He has volunteered with a local animal shelter doing enrichment for cats. He has also done activism and hopes to teach kids more about veganism when he’s older and can have his own YouTube channel.

The nominating round ends at 12 noon ET on July 5th. Public voting to help PETA Kids determine the winner and runner-up begins on July 7th and ends at 12 noon ET on July 21st. The kids will be notified and featured on the PETA Kids website by 12 noon ET on August 2nd.

PETA Kids will consider these factors in choosing the runner-up, and winner: the number of votes received and the entrants’ enthusiasm for animal rights.

See the contest details for more information.

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One winner and one runner-up will be featured on, and the winner will receive a shipment of delicious vegan cookies from Maya’s Cookies each month for one year (12 total), a gift bag of merchandise from PETA Kids, and a special award. The runner-up will receive one box of vegan cookies from Maya’s Cookies, a certificate, and a PETA Kids T-shirt.