For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2017
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Toronto – PETA President Ingrid Newkirk led the group’s campaign to expose the owner of the now-closed Bowmanville Zoo for whipping a tiger—an act for which he is now facing cruelty-to-animals charges—and in a special Toronto event in March, she’ll discuss how anyone can be an unstoppable force for animals.
When: Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto
In the 36 years since Newkirk—one of Forbes‘ 100 Most Powerful Women, a Washingtonian of the Year, and the subject of HBO’s award-winning documentary I Am an Animal—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. with her speaking tour, Unstoppable. “PETA is here to share how sticking our necks out for animals can change the world.”