Beaconsfield Teen’s App Helps Shoppers Go Vegan in Just a Few Taps, Nets PETA Award
For Immediate Release:
31 August 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
BEACONSFIELD TEEN’S APP HELPS SHOPPERS GO VEGAN IN JUST A FEW TAPS, NETS PETA AWARD
Fourteen-Year-Old Helps People Switch to Cruelty-Free Food, Educates Classmates on Animal Rights Issues, and More
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire – Whether he’s designing a mobile app that helps users find delicious vegan alternatives to meat and dairy foods or leading an assembly for 400 students at his school on the cruelty of testing on animals, 14-year-old Ayush Sanghavi is always working on behalf of animals in his hometown of Beaconsfield – and now PETA is recognising his outstanding efforts with its prestigious Compassionate Teen Award.
A lifelong vegetarian, Ayush says he went vegan this year after discovering that in the dairy industry, mother cows’ beloved calves are torn away from them shortly after birth so that humans can consume their milk. After taking a computing class, he created the Vegan Alternatives app to make the switch to plant-based meals effortless for everyone.
“Ayush’s clever app will make it easier than ever for people to choose cruelty-free foods”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “His compassion and determination to create a better world for animals is a wonderful example for other teens – and adults – to follow.”
Ayush has received a framed certificate and a T-shirt from PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”.