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Edison 10-12 months-Outdated Wins Nationwide PETA Children Award

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August 2, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Edison, N.J. – Ten-year-old Nirvaan Agarwal has attended county commissioner conferences to advocate for animals held in a roadside zoo, volunteered to assist animals in sanctuaries, and hit the streets to protest towards the meat business. Now his willpower and ingenuity have gained him high honors in PETA Children’ 2022 All-Star for Animals Contest.

A vegan since start, Nirvaan seizes each alternative to assist animals, from sharing his message via a bullhorn throughout marches to decrying the merciless therapy of animals within the fur and leather-based industries, chalking animal rights messages onto sidewalks, and distributing PETA Children comedian books to his friends. After flooding from Hurricane Ida affected the Johnson Park Zoo, he attended Middlesex County Board of Commissioners conferences and offered his personal analysis about why the animals there ought to be moved to respected sanctuaries—and his efforts paid off for the pink fox, raccoon, pythons, and different animals the county plans to position in new services. A guardian to 3 adopted cats, Nirvaan additionally enjoys constructing cat castles and plans to grow to be a vegan chef.

“Whether or not he’s marching in vegan rallies or urging county leaders to assist animals languishing in a roadside zoo, Nirvaan is setting a heroic instance for younger individuals all over the place,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Applications Marta Holmberg. “Animals have an ally in Nirvaan, and PETA Children is delighted to honor him for main us all towards a kinder future.”

Along with a yr’s provide of vegan cookies from San Diego–based mostly Maya’s Cookies, Nirvaan will obtain a customized bullhorn, an assortment of merchandise from PETA Children, and yearlong bragging rights. See the complete contest particulars right here.

PETA Children—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to abuse in any approach”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to or comply with the group on Fb or Instagram.



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