Posted September 25, 2012 by Whitney Calk
Eleven-year-old Thomas Ponce is no stranger to helping animals—that’s for dang sure!
In his spare time, Thomas raises money for PETA by organizing dog washes and attends protests against the circus and SeaWorld, and he’s even working on starting a second animal rights group at his school! Impressive much?!
Also, in 2011, Thomas raised more than $1,000 for the PETA Pack, PETA’s nationwide running team, and he even won the PETA Pack Young Achiever Award! These are just a few of the many reasons that Thomas has just received a Compassionate Kid Award from PETA Kids.
But wait! Want to know what else Thomas did to help animals? He saved a shark’s life! When Thomas recently encountered a person fishing who had just caught a shark and planned to eat the animal, he began to plead for the shark’s life. Thomas explained that sharks, like humans, are living, feeling beings and have every right to live. Moved by Thomas’ sincerity and conviction, the man released the shark back into the ocean.
Hello! My name is Nina, and I am a musician-in-training, and I play 7 instruments. I am a liberal, an LGBT activist, avid reader, composer, singer, and poi spinner. I am vegan, and a strong supporter of animal rights.
I have always lived in Los Angeles but my family and I went to Mexico for my parents wedding. So we came back to LA. I don't like LA but were here already what can I do unless I move out and find my own housing. I have always liked animals and it was til I was like about 14 when I learned about tests they do on animals and I began to explore animal cruelty because I was interested it in it. I have watched videos that just broke my heart so that's why today I'm doing all I can to not buy anything that has harmed an animal and I'm vegetarian .