Reading Time: 2 minutes Evan meets Father Christmas (Photo: Million Dollar Vegan)
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A child has told Santa Claus that all he wants for Christmas is for everyone in the US to go vegan.

Evan, who is president of advocacy organization Animal Hero Kids, met Father Christmas earlier this week.

The nine-year-old told Santa that his only wish is for America to be healthy, by adopting a vegan diet. Santa replied: “That is such a beautiful, beautiful wish.”

Vegan Santa?

While the footage of Evan meeting Santa does not show the bearded character confirming whether or not he will go vegan, a source told Plant Based News: “Santa never confirms or denies anything.

“He always tells the kids ‘I’ll see what I can do’, and then whatever they’ve asked for magically appears under the tree on Christmas morning.

“I’m pretty sure ‘I’ll see what I can do’ is Elfish for ‘yes,’ and that we’ll wake up on Christmas morning to a vegan world. Well, 98% sure…”

Vegan advocate

Evan is currently working with the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, which has offered a $1,000,000 donation to veterans if president Donald Trump goes vegan.

In addition, the organization has also offered $1 to animal sanctuaries for every person that signs up for its January vegan pledge.

The two sanctuaries are SiSu Animal Refuge and Skylands Sanctuary. The campaign is currently experiencing more than 2,500 pledges a day and is expecting at least 100,000 sign-ups. It is free to take part and, people can register here.

Vegan Starter Kit

Million Dollar Vegan has created a Vegan Starter Kit, a Health & Nutrition Guide and some delicious and healthy plant-based recipes to help participants go vegan for January.

By signing up to receive them at, people will also receive 31 days of inspirational emails.

These emails will feature amazing films of plant-based citizens, including former U.S. Marines Ronnie Penn, Bob Blackburn and Marc Holley, Army veteran Thomas Chartier, U.S. Navy fighter pilot Charles Hallum, U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Pilot Katie Pelkey, and Olympic medallist Dotsie Bausch. 

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.