Event: ‘Unstoppable’ PETA Founder to Speak in Houston

For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2016

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Houston, Texas – In October, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will reveal what it means to be an unstoppable force for animals during a special address in Houston:

When:             Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m.

Where:           Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave., Houston

In the 36 years since Newkirk cofounded PETA—whose motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—the organization has grown to more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide. Newkirk’s novel ways of defending animals—such as taking over a fur designer’s office or lying naked in a coffin in New York’s Times Square—have led to groundbreaking victories, from the first arrest in U.S. history of an animal experimenter on cruelty charges to Ringling Bros. circus’s recent decision to end all elephant acts.

“A hen in an egg-factory cage, an elephant in a circus boxcar, and a monkey in laboratory restraints have no recourse but to rely on compassionate people to speak up,” says Newkirk. “PETA is here to share how sticking our necks out for animals can change the world.”

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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