PETA Kids judges named Trinnu Ashlie and Owen Laszloffy as the Cutest Vegetarian Kids for 2011! In addition to lifetime bragging rights, these cutie patooties won their very own PETA Kids ad!
Trinnu has been vegetarian since she was born. She began learning about the cruel treatment of farmed animals before she was 1 year old after visiting Farm Sanctuary in New York. She even sponsored a pig who lived there, and now she's sponsoring a goat named Zuzu. Last year, Trinnu proudly led the local walk for farmed animals and chanted, "Don't eat meat!"
Owen was raised vegetarian, and when he was 3 years old, he noticed that his mother (a vegetarian) and his father (a meat-eater) ate differently and asked why. After both parents explained their respective food choices, Owen chose to stay vegetarian. For his fifth birthday party, he chose to donate all the money from his piggy bank ($42) to a local animal shelter. He also asked for donations in lieu of receiving party favors. In Owen's words, "Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends."
Congratulations, Trinnu and Owen! And thanks to all of you who entered and voted to help us choose the winners! You never know … this year's Cutest Vegetarian Kid could be YOU!