Cambridge Teen Wins PETA Award for Launch of Animal Rights Group
For Immediate Release:
16 February 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
CAMBRIDGE TEEN WINS PETA AWARD FOR LAUNCH OF ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUP
14-Year-Old Campaigns for Vegan Meals at School, Calls for an End to Trips to the Cruel Aquarium, and More
Cambridge, England – Whether he’s campaigning for vegan options at his school lunch hall or planning to run an interactive stall focused on animal rights at an upcoming music festival, 14-year-old Joseph Knight is always ready to fight for animals in his home town of Cambridge – and now PETA is recognizing his outstanding efforts with its prestigious Compassionate Teen Award. Joseph has even launched his own animal rights group, called StandUp which is currently urging his school’s administration to cancel trips to Parc Astérix, an aquarium that houses captive dolphins and sea lions. The group is also applying for a grant from The Pollination Project to tackle other vital issues affecting animals, and it publishes a weekly newsletter.
“Joseph’s work is shining a spotlight on the plight of animals in many different industries that profit from abusing and killing them”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “His boundless compassion is a wonderful example for teens and adults to follow.”
Joseph has received a framed certificate and a T-shirt from PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.