DOWNEY - For its work on behalf of animals, Warren High School's Animal Rights Club will receive a Star Student Group Award from peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization."School is about learning, and the Warren High Animal Rights Club is helping their peers learn the importance of treating animals with respect," said peta2 director Dan Shannon. "These compassionate students are sticking up for animals - from mice to elephants - and they are setting a great example that can be followed by other groups across the country." Some of the club's recent activities include: •Hosting an event in which students signed "Have a Heart for Lucy" cards in support of peta2's campaign to get Lucy - the lone, ailing elephant at Edmonton's Valley Zoo - moved to a sanctuary. •Urging peers to buy only cruelty-free products. •Holding a vegan bake sale event in which the group handed out free animal rights literature and collected signatures for PETA's "KFC Cruelty" petition. •Holding a donation drive to gather treats and toys for animals at a local shelter. •Collecting student signatures pledging never to buy fur from "bunny butchers." The club will receive a framed certificate from peta2 and be featured on the organization's website.
********** Published: April 14, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 52