Martin Welych-Flanagan is only 12 years old, but he's doing everything to raises efforts to save baby seals. The DeWitt student became interested in the cause after seeing a video of Canada's annual baby seal hunt. He said he was disgusted with what he saw.
He started a Save the Seals club at his school, which designs and sells beaded bracelets, magnets, and key chains for $1 to raise money.
Welych-Flanagan has already raised more than $10,000 for the Humane Society's Protect Seals campaign. He has won two national awards as a result of his efforts.
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, also became interested in saving animals when he was young. Pacelle and Welych-Flanagan have become friends through their efforts to save animals.
- Pacelle will speak at Cazenovia College as part of the Reisman Lecture Series
- The lecture is titled "Love and Cruelty Bound Together: Our Confusing, Complicated Relationship with Animals"
- Monday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m.
- Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College
Learn more information about Martin's Save the Seals campaign here
. For more information about the Humane Society of the United States, visit humanesociety.org