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 and the Ban of cetaceans in captivity in Canda.
I like to do chalktivism and leaflet,
But my favourite activism is speaking about Veganism and visiting sanctuaries.