8-Year Old Child Activist: Genesis Butler
28 Apr 2017

Genesis Butler is an 8-year old vegan activist! Out of compassion for animals, she became vegetarian at age 3, then turned vegan at age 6. Her parents are super supportive! In fact, her decisions inspired her entire family (mom, dad, kids) to switch to plant based diets.

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.

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