Hello, My name is Leiko and I’m 12 years old (almost 13).

I live in Singapore and I am really passionate about animals.

I believe that as we are the race that is destroying our own planet, we should be fixing it. Right Now. That is why I want to become vegan because if I can show that even a kid can make a difference, that means that anyone can. At the moment, I am a vegetarian but I’m working hard to make changes to my diet so that I can rest assured that no more animals are harmed because of me.

I’m really passionate about elephants, and that no animal should be in captivity such as zoos, tourist attractions, or other ways of physical or mental torture. I want to make sure that if there is an opportunity for me to help an animal in need, I can do it, and that I can help drive others to do the same. Recently, I’ve been involved with beach clean-ups organized by my school, helping clean up trash within my community on the European Union’s team, and I’ve joined many environmental activities and services.

When I grow up, I want to be an activist or a marine biologist, someone who can actively contribute to changing the Earth in a positive way.