Photo Credit: Carson Au
Saving the Planet with Compassion
I was born Vegan.
I learned that we drank almond milk because cow's milk was for baby cows. Eating plant-based foods was just normal for me (and delicious!).
Growing up I learned that we didn't visit zoos and marine parks because the animals inside these places were not happy.
As I got older I learned more about animals used for food, entertainment, clothing and in laboratories. I felt confused as to why this was happening to animals. I just knew that I had to do something to make a change, so I got active!
My activism started when I was about 7 years old. I felt so sad about the earthquake in Haiti that I wanted to do something. So I asked friends to donate money to Doctors without Borders instead of birthday gifts for me.
For several years I made freshly squeezed lemonade and sold it to raise money for local animal rescue groups.
Since then I have attended marches and peaceful protests.
I gathered signatures for
Bill S-203, and spoke with local government about ending the capture and confinement of cetaceans in Canada. This led to the
the ban of cetaceans in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium.
I like to do chalktivism and leaflet,
But my favourite activism is speaking about Veganism and visiting sanctuaries.
No 1: Be Vegan!
There has never been an easier time to be Vegan and studies have shown it is the 'single biggest way' to reduce our environmental impact.
No 2: Be an Activist!
Eating a plant based diet is not enough to save our planet. We need to get active to make change. Find out what type of activism you like the best.
No 3: Be Peaceful :-)
When you find out what is done to animals it is normal to feel angry. We need to communicate and act peacefully to further change.