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PETA Kids Cutest Vegan Kids Contest 2016

PETA Kids has picked our Cutest Vegan Kids contest winners. Congratulations to Vivian Anderson and Evan LeFevre! They’ve won the title of Cutest Vegan Kid, lots of cruelty-free goodies, and a trophy to show off. Read more about Vivian and Evan below.

Meet the Winners!

Congratulations to 7-Year-Old Vivian of Milwaukie, OR!

She's PETA Kids' Cutest Vegan Kid of 2016!

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Vivian Anderson went vegan at just 2½ years old, and she hasn’t stopped fighting for animals since. In the five years since then, she’s persuaded her brother and several family friends to go vegan, and she and her family regularly donate items to the local animal shelter that they adopted their cat, Sir Fluff, from. Vivian is the youngest student in her aerial acrobatics class, and it’s her goal to open an entirely animal-free circus one day.

Her compassion extends beyond animals, too: The young activist began making vegan snack bags with some of her favorite items—like seaweed snacks, peanut bars, and lollipops—to hand out to Portland’s homeless population.

Congratulations, Vivian!

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Congratulations to 5-Year-Old Evan of Melbourne, FL!

He's PETA Kids' Cutest Vegan Kid of 2016!

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Kindergarten student Evan LeFevre joined his mom in going vegan because he wants to help the planet and save animals. He regularly shares his vegan food with classmates, and “VeganEvan,” as he’s commonly known, even persuaded his 70-year-old grandfather to make the switch to a plant-based diet. Evan loves making videos about all the delicious vegan food he eats, and one of his videos about Thanksgiving garnered over 12,000 views in just three days.

The adorable aspiring freestyle rapper even designed his own shirt, which features this rhyme that he came up with about being vegan: “Don’t eat cows because they suffer & die. They don’t like it & neither do I!”

Congratulations, Evan!

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Thanks to all the great kids who entered this year’s contest and for all that you do to help animals. Of course, each and every nominee is a true winner for having such a big heart for animals. We hope you’ll enter again next year!

The nominee round ends at 5 p.m. EDT on March 18, 2016. Public voting to help PETA Kids determine who it should choose as the finalists begins on March 21, 2016, and ends at 12 p.m. EDT on April 1, 2016. The finalists will be notified and featured on the PETA Kids website by 12 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2016, which is when public voting opens to help PETA Kids determine who it should choose as the winners. Voting to help us determine who we should choose as the winners ends at 12 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2016, and the winners will be notified and featured on the PETA Kids website by 12 p.m. EDT on April 18, 2016. PETA Kids will consider three factors in choosing the finalists and winners: votes, enthusiasm, and cuteness. Read the contest details for more information.

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Two winners (one boy and one girl) will be featured on PETAKids.com and will each receive a Cutest Vegan Kid trophy as well as a cruelty-free prize pack including temporary tattoos, a T-shirt, a tote bag, a water bottle, and more!