Compassionate Kid: Chris Ware

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In recognition of his efforts to help animals, kind-hearted teen Chris Ware has been given a PETA Compassionate Kid Award.

Chris, who lives in Exeter with his family, including two rescued cats, is actively involved in animal rights campaigns. In his next action for animals, the 14-year-old will rollerblade the full length of Exmouth Esplanade in Devon sporting a chicken costume. He’ll be making the 4-mile trip on 29 May from the Marina to Orcombe Point and back again in order to raise money for an Essex animal sanctuary. Last year, he cycled 20 miles to raise nearly £2,500 for an animal sanctuary in Hawaii.

When asked how he felt about receiving the award, he said, “I was really pleased to come back from school and find it was waiting for me. … I’ve been vegan for 7 years. Before that I was vegetarian, but when I found out what happens to chickens and cows I wanted to be vegan straight away. … I don’t like seeing any animals get hurt”.

Chris is an inspiring young person who is making a positive difference in the world. His compassion for animals and his determination to create a better world for them is a wonderful example for other kids – and adults – to follow.

If you know a compassionate kid, you can nominate him or her for an award.


  • Tara commented on June 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Keep up the good work!! :):)

  • Eileen Young commented on June 14, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Well done Chris! You are a shining example of a kind caring heart. God will bless you for your kindness in helping his animals. I wish there were more people like you who really walk the walk not just talk the talk. You are a hero to animals, and they will be forever grateful for your caring compassion. You will go far in life and you deserve all the best that life has to offer. You are an angel. Blessings!

  • Camilla commented on June 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Chris, I am proud of you even though I don’t know you. :o) I have taken the same road as you: I was a vegetarian – and when I found out which horrors cows and chickens go through in the dairy and egg industries I immediately became vegan. I am 100 % vegan now, so is my husband and our daughter – but it took me more than 30 years to get it right. The world needs shining examples like you who have the courage to follow your heart and your instinct – to be compassionate and to speak up for the ones who cannot speak up for themselves. What an inspiration you are! I wish you all the best in life.

  • Barbara Edwards commented on June 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Hi Chris
    It is so wonderful to know there are such compasionate kids in UK. I’m with you all the way. Keep up the good work.
    Thank you a million times over.

  • Anthony commented on July 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    What a wonderful young man, inspiring for all children and adults in this country and doing an incredibly job, keep it up and good luck in the future!

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