8-Year Old Child Activist: Genesis Butler
28 Apr 2017
When 8-year old Genesis Butler was 3-year old, she asked her mom, "Where do chicken nuggets come from?" "So I told her the truth. I said, 'You know what, we kill animals for that, sweetheart.' She was devastated. She said, 'You know what, I don't wanna do this again.'" That day, the second-grader decided to become a vegetarian. And three years later, she went vegan. Following her lead, her entire family (mom, dad and their kids) became vegan!
Genesis is already a vegan activist! Check out Genesis Butler — My Vegan Story (22 minutes) for a detailed biography and her contributions so far. In 2015, she gave a speech in Long Beach City Council meeting (2:42) describing the merits of veganism. Her speech influenced the city council to pass a proclamation about veganism, thereby becoming the 17th city in USA and the 6th city in California to do so.