For Immediate Release:
March 3, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
New York – PETA President Ingrid Newkirk lay naked in Times Square (as shown in the HBO award-winning documentary about her, I Am an Animal), answered Anna Wintour’s phones with “Vogue is closed due to cruelty” during an anti-fur protest at the editor’s office, and dispatched phalanxes of protesters to challenge dog breeders at the Westminster Dog Show. Now, in a special New York event in March, she’ll discuss how anyone can be an unstoppable force for animals, in addition to explaining why PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”
When: Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Where: West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (at Central Park West), New York City
In the 36 years since Newkirk—one of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women as well as a Washingtonian of the Year—cofounded PETA, the organization has grown to include more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide. Over the last three decades, she has witnessed attitude changes firsthand and been at the helm of numerous landmark victories for animals, from the first-ever arrest of an animal experimenter on cruelty charges in U.S. history to Ringling Bros.’ decision to shut down.
“A hen in an egg-factory cage, an elephant in a circus boxcar, and a monkey in laboratory restraints can only rely on compassionate people to help them,” says Newkirk, who will be traveling across the U.S. on her speaking tour. “PETA is here to share how sticking our necks out for animals can change the world.”