Local 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.