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Age 6 from Virginia Beach, VA

Westwynd is a vegan since birth animal rights activist who is passionate about helping to create a vegan world.

Why did you go vegan?

Westwynd has been vegan his whole life because his mom has been a vegan activist for 15 years. As he got older, he chose to be vegan because he loves animals and he doesn’t want to contribute to their suffering. He also CHOOSES to be active for animals to help inspire other kids to go vegan too.

What is your fave vegan food?

Mac N’cheese, lentil soup, and cheezy rice.

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

Become a vegan animal rights activist and get active helping animals by attending protests, vigils, disruptions, volunteer at a sanctuary or shelter, rescue animals, chalktivism, stacktivism, stickering, leafleting, mentor new activists. All of these things and more are equally important.

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.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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.