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Ingrid Says That It’s ‘Incredibly Easy to Be Kind’ on The Huffington Post

Written by PETA | June 17, 2009
Ingrid Newkirk

Sometimes it seems like PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk doesn’t sleep a wink. While on tour promoting her new book, she took time out to appear on CNN and denounce Puerto Rico’s plans to erect a breeding facility for monkeys. Sometime during all that, she managed to pen an article about how easy it is to be kind to animals. It was posted yesterday on The Huffington Post.

Check out this snippet of Ingrid’s article, and then head over to The Huffington Post, read the rest, and leave Ingrid a comment:


This week, Sir Paul McCartney and his daughter Stella introduced the concept of “Meat-Free Mondays,” coincidentally the same name as that of a program that PETA Europe is also working on in British schools. As a vegan who was once busily eating her way through the animal kingdom, from mussels to calf’s brains on toast, it’s a message that I wish I’d heard far earlier, just as I wish that when I wore my first fur coat, there had been an animal rights activist there to hand me a card saying, “Your coat was stolen from its original owners.” Thirty years ago, a good animal rights “nag” was hard to find.

Read the rest of the article here.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Lisa McFarlane says:

    It’s so nice to know that I’m not alone in the mistakes I’ve made. I make sure that I do everything for animals now. Ingrid…this was beautifully written

  • lynda downie says:

    Beautifully written article Ingrid.

  • Saucy says:

    It’s so true Ingrid. Animals are such a gift. They have so much to teach us about keeping life simple and being in the moment. Doggies are lifesavers too. They can find a trapped person in a pile of rubble. They can sense the onslaught of certain medical conditions like siezures. There are guide dogs for blind people. Watch dogs who bark at prowlers and dogs that will defend a person if attacked. They sniff out bombs and drugs. They are companions to the lonely and the elderly. My doggie is endlessly fascinated with the outdoors. Pure joy. A ballplayer. He’s scared of thunder trembles and shakes and sits on top of me to protect me. Very Brave. He gets jealous when I pet other dogs and barks at me. He dreams and barks in his sleep. Half barks. He loves gospel music it soothes and relaxes him. He really likes Chrissie Hynde’s new album “Break up the Concrete”. He loves that one makes him happy. He taught me alot about patience and unconditional love and commitment. How good does it feel to be vegan? How wonderful it is to sit in a restaurant and know everything is cruelty free and so much healthier. Thanks so much for all you do for animals and thanks for this blog I really like coming on here and writing stuff.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Nobody promotes kindness to animals and vegetarianism with the grace civility and compassion of Paul McCartney.