PETA Founder Talks ‘Animalkind’ and Speciesism on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’

Published by Carolyn Englar.

“I am not one of those people who uses the word ‘hero’ a lot … but it easily rolls off my tongue with you.”

That is high praise coming from Real Time With Bill Maher host and comedian Bill Maher, who is known to challenge his guests on tough issues. And yet he introduced PETA President Ingrid Newkirk as a “hero” when she recently visited his show to promote her new number one bestselling book, Animalkind.

WATCH her full interview on Real Time With Bill Maher:

Maher joins a long list of celebrities showing support for her new book, including PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year, Joaquin Phoenix, and The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik, who wrote the foreword to the book. In addition to talking about Animalkind, co-written by author Gene Stone, Newkirk discussed speciesism and PETA victories with Maher, who is also a proud PETA honorary director.

Since its release, Animalkind has become a number one bestseller in three different categories on Amazon, informing readers about animals’ unique and wonderful characteristics and offering a roadmap for how humans can be kinder to them. Order your copy of Animalkind today, and check out upcoming dates for Newkirk’s book tour to see if she’s coming to a city near you!

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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