This young man already knows what he wants to do with his life and his intelligence and articulateness (not to mention his good heart) will astound you.

Here's what he says about his mission at the website, gofundme.com

"Hi everyone! My name is Thomas Ponce. I am 13 years old and I am an animal advocate, citizen lobbyist and a vegan.

I am the founder of Lobby For Animals. I have been active in animal rights since I was about 4 years old and am passionate and committed to the work I do. I believe in speaking out against cruelty, to all living beings, as well as speaking out on the damage that is being done to our environment.

I am a firm believer that raising awareness and educating people is key to seeing real change in our world. By learning about the laws pertaining to these issues, we can have our voices heard at the legislative level and positive change can happen."

I feel so inspired by this young man's passion and compassion, and his obvious brilliance.

I have always felt animals deserve so much better at the hands of mankind than what we have shown them so far in our evolution because, sadly, animals suffer horribly for all the products we obtain from them.

Please consider a donation for his worthy cause.

I say as soon as he's old enough, he should run for President. :-)