Anjelica Huston to Host 70th Birthday Bash for PETA President

Charo, Jillian Michaels, Other Stars and Special Guests Will Gather to Toast Animal Rights Icon Ingrid Newkirk

For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2019

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – On Sunday, Oscar winner Anjelica Huston will host a special 70th birthday celebration for PETA President Ingrid Newkirk at vegan chef Matthew Kenney’s foodie paradise, Plant Food + Wine.

When:    Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m.

Where:    Plant Food + Wine, 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

In addition to vegan hors d’œuvres, birthday cake, and cocktails, the evening will feature appearances by some of PETA’s celebrity pals—including Jillian Michaels and Charo, who narrated a moving video against bullfighting for the group.

“Ingrid has spent her life as a maverick, inspiring people the world over to defend the most vulnerable among us,” says Huston. “I am proud to be an honorary director of this organization, because PETA gets results.”

Newkirk—who was recently profiled by the Los Angeles Times and is the subject of the HBO documentary I Am an Animal—founded PETA in 1980, when no one knew what a vegan was. She started a movement that has changed society’s attitudes toward animals and has won a tidal wave of landmark victories, including the end of car-crash tests on animals, the closure of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after 146 years, fur-free policies enacted by almost every major designer, and bans on animal testing by nearly 4,000 personal-care product companies.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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