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Felton Teen Receives PETA Award

blog_dirtLocal youth gets recognized for his commitment to animal rights work

Whoever thinks teenage boys are too busy playing video games to do anything productive obviously has never heard of Beau Broughton. The 17-year-old honor student at San Lorenzo Valley High School founded the SLVHS Animal Rights Club earlier this school year, and has been busy organizing local protests and guest talks by animal rights activists ever since. His group has held a vegan bake sale to help raise relief funds for Haiti after the earthquake, collaborated with Saturn Café for a benefit for the Farm Sanctuary, and much more.

In light of his local efforts, as well as his work with PETA itself, such as training for 5Ks and half-marathons to raise money, Broughton recently won the award for Super Star Street Teamer in peta2’s fourth annual Libby Awards (“Libby” being short for “liberation”). Peta2, PETA’s young adult division and the world’s largest animal rights organization for youth, put the power in the hands of visitors to peta2.com, who voted for their favorite in each category.

Broughton, pictured here while protesting at a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus this year, plans to keep up the good work, proving that local youth can and will push for making a difference.

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written by MPS, March 10, 2010
Certainly amazing work that this youth is doing. He is setting an example (a high bar) for his peers and us older crowd. I am noticing that many teenagers are yearning to be of service and do good; they just need some guidance. They certainly have the hearts and brilliant minds to be our leaders. I have a lot of faith in them. Mentoring youth is a very worthwhile cause also. Thank you for this article,
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written by Reva Slaughter, March 08, 2010
Wow, this is amazing! This gives teenagers a good name. It's wonderful to see young people doing activism at a young age, especially for the animals.

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