Genesis Butler, 11, is the first ever recipient of the Young Hero For Animals Award - in recognition of her outstanding work in animal advocacy.
Butler received the Carlee and Laurie McGrath Young Hero For Animals Award last month at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The award was created by PETA, 'in the spirit' of the McGrath Family Foundation, with the hope to inspire people young and old to get involved in animal advocacy.
The McGrath Family Foundation, through Carlee and Laurie McGrath supports, and makes significant financial contributions to PETA's efforts in animal welfare.
Vegan since the age of six, Butler is a Tedx speaker, advocacy organization founder, and winner of the PETA Kids Cutest Vegan Kid award. She was also featured in PBN's documentary Vegan 2017.
She accepted the award from Emmy Award-winning journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell last month, wearing a pair of sparkly cat ears.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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