Exeter Teen Wins PETA Award For Kindness To Animals

For Immediate Release:
26 May 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Exeter – In recognition of his efforts to help animals, Exeter teen Chris Ware has been given a Compassionate Kid Award by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Chris, who has been vegan for most of his life, is actively involved in animal rights campaigns. He loves all animals, especially his two rescued cats. 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.

“Chris is an inspiring young person who is making a positive difference in the world”, says PETA spokesperson Sandra Smiley. “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.”

Chris has received a colourful framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

If you know a compassionate kid, you can nominate them for an award by visiting the PETA website.