Martin’s Save the Seals Campaign
February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Enchanted by baby seals since preschool, Martin first became aware of their slaughter when he was in second grade. He immediately wrote a letter to the editor of his local paper and then rallied his teacher and classmates to action. Together, they crafted a petition, gathered 1,400 signatures, and sent it to the Canadian prime minister. “This campaign has developed my sense of compassion and awareness of the injustices inflicted on animals,” says Martin. “It has changed who I am, influenced my world, and made me realize I can make a difference.” -Source -barronprize.org
In 2016 Martin won The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. In 2012 he was named Young Animal Activist of the Year, awarded by the Animal Rights Conference and FARM (Farm Animals Rights Movement). In 2008, he was one of 3 grand prize winners of the Disney-sponsored “Littlest Volunteer” contest for children 8 or under making a difference.