Newkirk Nuggets: Words of Wisdom From PETA’s President

Whether you’re a veteran activist looking for tips or just curious about animal rights and how to spread the cruelty-free message, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk has answers for you! In her new audio track, with an introduction from Bob Barker, Ingrid is giving out tips and strategies on how to make your advocacy efforts count and how to live cruelty-free in every aspect of your life.

We know our dedicated activists lead busy lives, but take some time when you’re driving, cooking a delicious vegan meal, or simply relaxing after a long day and listen to Ingrid discuss everything from bringing up the topic of animal rights to spreading the message to strangers and even to people you will never meet. As Ingrid notes, “We count on [animal rights activists] to speak up, because only when you do, do things change.”

To get you started, we’ve pulled a few of our favorite audio clips—what we affectionately refer to as “Newkirk Nuggets.” So sit back and listen to these tips and remember to share them far and wide!

Newkirk Nugget 1: Always speak up—the animals need you!


Newkirk Nugget 2: Be a positive vegan.

Newkirk Nugget 3: Be polite!

Newkirk Nugget 4: Don’t let anyone push your buttons!

Newkirk Nugget 5: Stay informed and share facts.

Newkirk Nugget 6: Spread animal rights messages everywhere you go.

Newkirk Nugget 7: How to respond to “Why are you vegan?”

Newkirk Nugget 8: Donate what you can to help animals.

Newkirk Nugget 9: Use your hobbies to help animals.

Newkirk Nugget 10: Stay motivated!

Inspired by the words of wisdom from Ingrid Newkirk above? Download Ingrid’s talk today and hear a lot more suggestions on how to handle tough questions, how to share your compassion for animals, and how to make cruelty-free choices in your day-to-day life. And if you’re not already on PETA’s Action Team, sign up today—it’s 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