Caroline has been working endlessly hard in a fight to help all animals. She’s been active for animals for two years participating in protests and handing out leaflets at school, and she has been vegan for a year. And she is only 16 years old! Caroline’s been recognised by other groups for her outstanding work and recently won a Young Veggie Award here in the UK! Something that Caroline has done that’s really impressed me is written a superb article on how the consumption of meat is affecting the developing countries in the world; which got published in her local newspaper in Leicester, England.
I got the chance to have little chat with Caroline and this is what she had to say in answer to my questions:
How and when did you first get interested in animal rights?
This time about two years ago. We had been looking at animal testing in science and our teacher was in favour of it. I decided to look into it myself, and as I looked at the PETA and other animal rights websites, I learnt the truth about other forms of animal abuse.
What made you become vegetarian?
I had considered turning vegetarian before as my uncle and his family are all veggies, but it’s when I stumbled upon videos of factory farming and actually stopped to think about what we’re doing to animals, that I finally changed.
How long have you been vegetarian?
I turned vegetarian two years ago, and then vegan a year later.
What sort of responses have you had from other students at your school that you’ve passed information out to?
Some other students just laugh about it or start saying about how they’d miss meat too much if they went veggie. Others are really interested, for example I had one guy asking me about where to get cruelty free products after reading one of the leaflets.
Can you tell me about the award you just won for Britain’s Best Young Veggie?
My sister Becky nominated me for the award by writing about the stuff I’ve done for animal rights. I got to meet people from Viva! which was great and I got a trophy and a bag full of prizes! I was very surprised when I heard I had won!
What is your favourite peta2 campaign?
That’s a hard one! At the moment I’m starting to concentrate on the veganizing your cafeteria one. But to be honest, they’re all great campaigns!
Thanks to Caroline and anyone else standing up for animals! Why not let peta2 and peta2 UK know what you’re up to and you could get featured here too?!