AIDS Walk New York Cancels Live Dove Release

July 2007

AIDS Walk New York, a 45,000-person event held annually in New York City’s Central Park, is the largest AIDS fundraiser in the world. Organizers contacted PETA to ask about a planned release of live doves. We let them know about the risks that these domesticated birds face – including predation, exposure, and becoming lost – and they compassionately decided to make their fundraiser animal-free.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind