Media Alert: ‘Unstoppable’ PETA President to Take New Speaking Tour to Madison

Ingrid Newkirk Has Helped End Cruel Experiments on Cats at UW and Changed Attitudes Toward Animals Worldwide

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Madison, Wis.What:    PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will reveal what it means to be an unstoppable force for animals in a special address in Madison designed to help people understand PETA’s motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The event is part of her international speaking tour titled “Unstoppable.”

 When:    Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m.

Where:    The Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

“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.”

Newkirk and PETA are no strangers to Madison. Among other recent efforts, the group exposed cruelty to geese at farms connected to down suppliers to Madison-based Lands’ End, ended cruel and archaic experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, ran a provocative ad near the school pointing out that beer is healthier than milk, and recognized the vegan BLT at Madison’s Green Owl Cafe as one of the best in the country.

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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