It’s Libby time! Every year, peta2 honors some of the most active, animal-friendly, and inspiring companies, celebs, school groups, and Street Teamers for our Libby Awards (“Libby” stands for Liberation, of course!).
You’ve heard about some of the school groups, celebs, and restaurants that are up for the awards, but if you’re not sure who to vote for in the “Street Teamer of the Year” award—here’s some info to help ya out:
Letecia Garcia: In Pennsylvania and nearby states, Letecia is a force to be reckoned with. From raising her voice for donkeys used (and abused) in donkey basketball games—and successfully campaigning against the “sport” in her school district (FYI she got it banned district wide!), to walking right up to tough guys at Mayhem Festival and asking them to consider pigs on factory farms, Letecia is fearless. Letecia is now attending college and is the president of the Vegetarian Education Group there. Most of all, Letecia is a positive influence and example for vegans everywhere.
Serena Cantania: From hitting the hallways with “Hug a Vegetarian” Day stickers, or campaigning against dissection, to holding a cruelty-free raffle with the “Animal Testing Breaks Hearts” campaign, Serena makes it hard for students in Hamilton, Ontario to ignore animal rights. Serena’s sweet and positive personality comes in handy while dealing with her principal and working with her school to get more vegan options in the cafeteria, and an alternative to dissection widely available to students.
Joel Alatorre: You may recognize Joel from this year’s “Cutest Vegetarian Alive” contest. Along with using his cute factor to spread awareness for veganism, Joel uses his voice on the streets of California, regularly attending protests against Ringling Bros., and online—advocating for everyone to spay and neuter their animal friends, to never purchase fur, and to try veganism. Joel is positive, excited, and always down to use his voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.
Victor Cazares: When Jason Levy came to work for peta2, we were a little scared of what would happen to the animal rights movement in Chicago—until we met Victor. Victor, a high school student, never stops speaking up for animals. From McCruelty protests, Ringling Bros. protests, and even soy ice cream giveaways, Victor is there. And when he’s not in the streets raising his voice, he’s at school tabling, gathering petition signatures, and leafleting for the animals.
We ? them all. Want to help us pick a winner?