Edie Falco and PETA President Talk About Our Relationship With and Obligations to the Animal Kingdom

For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2018

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – On March 24, Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos star Edie Falco will introduce PETA President and founder Ingrid Newkirk as she kicks off her new speaking tour at a special event in Fort Lauderdale. Newkirk’s unique and thought-provoking talk, “We Are All Animals,” explores the common links that bind various forms of discrimination and how speciesism is just another “ism” to avoid—and she reveals why PETA’s motto reads, “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

When:    Saturday, March 24, 4 p.m.

Where:    Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale

“Since its founding in 1980, PETA’s message has been that when it comes to feelings such as pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy,” says Newkirk, who will be traveling around the world on her speaking tour. “Some of us may have feathers, some of us may have fins, and some of us may have just the skin we were born in, but every living, feeling being deserves respect and understanding.”

During the event, Nanci Alexander—owner of Fort Lauderdale’s premiere gourmet vegan restaurant, Sublime Restaurant & Bar—will present the 2018 Nanci Alexander Activist Award to Mike “Crank” Fremgen, a New York City sanitation worker who never hesitates to rescue pigeons, squirrels, or kittens in need. Delicious vegan treats will be served immediately after Newkirk’s talk.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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