Genesis Butler, Vegan Teen Activist, is now on the Board of Directors of the Animal Legislation Group
Teenage vegan activist Genesis Butler just became the newest board member of Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a political animal rights group that aims to protect animals through changes in the law. The 14-year-old activist, who was recently immortalized as a Marvel superhero in an episode of the Marvel Hero project on the Disney + series, has campaigned for animal rights for several years, including measures such as encouraging Pope Francis to eat a plant-based diet for Lent in 2019; Launch of a non-profit Genesis for Animals that supports wildlife sanctuaries; and gave a moving TEDx talk in 2017 about her decision to go vegan when she was three years old. “From a young age I realized that every animal is a unique individual and I wanted to do everything I can to help them,” said Butler. “I look forward to motivating my fan base to foster social compassion in the legislature’s mission that is essentially the same as mine: to save every animal.”
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Butler will join other SCIL board members such as actresses Diane Keaton and Maggie Q and will use their position to advocate legislative changes through meeting elected officials, speaking at committee hearings and using their social media channels. “We are very pleased to welcome Genesis to our board of directors. We know that her passion and her influential voice will help further fulfill the social compassion in the mission of legislation to protect all animals, ”said Judie Mancuso, Founder and CEO of SCIL. “We have worked together on various campaigns since she was young and we look forward to expanding her role in our organization. Our youth are our future, and Genesis is a powerful role model who can help make that future more compassionate.”
Over the years, SCIL has been instrumental in bringing many animal protection laws into the books, including major victories in California such as the Wild Circus Ban and the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act.