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Genesis Butler, 11, is the first ever recipient of
the Young Hero For Animals Award – in recognition of her outstanding work in animal

Butler received the Carlee and Laurie McGrath Young
Hero For Animals Award last month at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

The award was created by PETA, ‘in the spirit’ of the McGrath
Family Foundation, with the hope to inspire people young and old to get
involved in animal advocacy.

The McGrath Family Foundation, through Carlee and
Laurie McGrath supports, and makes significant financial contributions to
PETA’s efforts in animal welfare.

Established advocate

Vegan since the age of six, Butler is a Tedx speaker,
advocacy organization founder, and winner of the PETA Kids Cutest Vegan
Kid award. She was also featured in PBN’s documentary Vegan 2017.

She accepted the award from Emmy Award-winning
journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell last month, wearing a pair of sparkly cat

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.