Ten-year-old Genesis Butler, a lifelong animal rights activist, could take to task the most experienced vegans. When she was just 3 years old, Genesis asked her mother where her food came from, and made the choice there and then to stop eating animals. Her mother decided to join her.

In a recent TEDx talk she lays out the facts linking the cruel and deadly animal agriculture industry to the problems of climate change we currently face. As one of the youngest TEDx speakers ever, she wisely spells out how the simple choice to adopt a plant-based lifestyle can mean the difference between destroying or saving our planet.

“The good news is that by changing what you choose to eat, you will become a part of healing our planet, saving animals, and ensuring a bright future for all of us.”

– Genesis Butler