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Fairfield boy is a finalist in ‘cutest vegan kids’ contest

Feb 20, 2013

Fairfield resident Vaughn Anderson could win the national title of Cutest Vegan Kid if he receives the most online votes over four fellow male finalists in the contest sponsored by PETA Kids.

The 6-year-old beat out scores of contestants from across the U.S. for a spot in the finals, and now it’s up to visitors to PETAKids.com to help PETA Kids select the winners, who will be announced Feb. 27.

Voting ends on Friday.

The two winners, one girl and one boy, will each receive a PETA Kids prize pack and appear in a PETA Kids ad.

Because of the fast-growing number of vegans nationwide, this is the first year that the contest has been open only to vegan children.

“Vaughn is living proof that you’re never too young to help make a difference for the billions of animals who are cruelly raised for food every year,” said PETA Youth Marketing Manager Emily Rodriguez.

Vaughn—who went vegan when he was 5—chose to be an animal rights advocate after a visit to the zoo, where he saw children taunting and throwing things at animals. He realized that animals belong in the wild, not in zoos, and has since refused to support them.

He continues to speak up for animals by spreading the word that they belong in the wild and has convinced six people, including his younger sister, to go vegan.

Vaughn loves climbing trees and playing in the yard as well as eating his favorite food: black-bean and spinach enchiladas.

PETA Kids will select winners based on several factors, including vote count.

Visit PETAKids.com for more information and to vote in the contest.

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