Lutherville tot in running for PETA's Cutest Vegan Kid

The Baltimore Sun

A 5-year-old from Lutherville, a tot who campaigns for animal rights and says animals are friends not food, is vying for the title of PETA's Cutest Vegan Kid.

Maya Parker-Rollins, who's been vegan her whole short life, is competing to be the girl winner against four other cuties. There will be a boy and a girl winner who will appear in a PETA ad.

She's up against some stiff competition. There's the 14-month-old Ramona from Ohio who loves potatoes and tofu. Another 5-year-old, Ciera, who's got carrot-red hair and poses in her contest shot with a pet mouse (that looks more like a pet rat). Sri, a Virginia 7-year-old, is giving a cocky thumbs-up -- as if she's got an inside line on the competition.

Check out everyone here.

"Maya 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," PETA Youth Marketing Manager Emily Rodriguez said in a statement. "And because healthier vegan kids, such as Maya, are generally happier kids, that makes them cuter, too."

Kids can vote for the winners on Winners will be announced Feb. 27.

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