How Women Are Taking a Powerful Stand for Animals on International Women’s Day

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

International Women’s Day calls for celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” This certainly applies to those of us here at PETA—where 80 percent of the workforce is female, and we’re proud of it. So to celebrate, we’re highlighting some of these powerful women who help save animals every single day.

Check out these inspiring stories:

https://twitter.com/Jowhaletail/status/971785288409231360

https://twitter.com/happyveganista/status/971781968554700800

https://twitter.com/anacntrrs/status/971810037755625472

https://twitter.com/halfofbrittney5/status/971799312463204353

https://twitter.com/YenniferGoVegan/status/971834107767508992

PETA president and ultra-feminist-icon Ingrid Newkirk once said, “Discrimination is discrimination, and it’s wrong, whether you’re a woman or a chicken.”

It’s true—the connection between feminism and animal rights is stronger than you might think. Women have been subjected to discrimination, oppression, and violence through the ages simply because of their gender, so they can easily relate to the plight of animals, who are exploited simply because of the number of legs, fins, or wings they possess. Given this connection, women, in particular, have the opportunity to speak out against cruelty.

Speak Out Against All Discrimination

You can join Newkirk and all these inspiring women by speaking out against all forms of discrimination and cruelty. Use the hashtags #InternationalWomensDay and #WomenOfAnimalRights to share your own story on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Click here to find out how making simple changes—like nixing cheese from your diet—can help end sexism, and click the buttons below to join these powerful vegan women today:

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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