Event Item: PETA President Says, ‘It’s Time to Face It: We Are All Animals’

For Immediate Release:
June 1, 2018

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Vancouver, B.C. – On June 14, PETA President and founder Ingrid Newkirk will bring her new speaking tour to Vancouver—the only Canadian stop on her world tour. Newkirk’s unique and thought-provoking talk, “We Are All Animals,” explores the common links that bind various forms of discrimination and the state of the animal kingdom—and 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:    Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m.

Where:    Vancouver Rowing Club, 450 Stanley Park Dr., Vancouver

“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. “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, Vancouver-based food reporter and vegan-cooking inspiration Erin Ireland will receive PETA’s Compassionate Activist Award. Delicious vegan treats and beverages will be served immediately after Newkirk’s talk.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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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