Media Invitation: PETA President in San Diego to Spark Activism Over Everything Animal – From Pelts to ‘Pets’

Bill Maher's Favorite 'Radical at Large' Will Explain Philosophy, Answer Questions About Animal Rights at Del Mar Country Club

For Immediate Release:
February 5, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

San Diego, Calif. – PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s novel ways of defending animals—including spending time in a Pennsylvania prison for disrupting a pigeon shoot, taking over a fur designer’s office, pulling a horse carriage through the streets of Mumbai, and lying naked in a coffin in New York’s Times Square—have all been for a good cause: to stop the needless suffering of animals and help people “make kind choices,” a PETA tenet and the title of one of her books. And on February 6 at the Del Mar Country Club, she’ll deliver a talk designed to persuade people to view all animals as fellow travelers through life who are worthy of respect. The event, part of Newkirk’s Naked Truth international tour, will include a lively stage interview with questions from the audience.

When:   Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m.

Where:  Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Dr., Rancho Santa Fe

“Everyone from schoolkids to former President Bill Clinton is going vegan,” Newkirk says, “but there’s a breadth and depth to animal rights that is still mysterious to many people, something I hope to shed lots of light on.”

Newkirk and PETA are no strangers to San Diego. Among other efforts, the group launched a 13th Amendment lawsuit against SeaWorld on behalf of the wild-caught orcas held captive at the parks, including three orcas in San Diego; has frequently ranked San Diego Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium among the country’s top five vegetarian-friendly football stadiums; and convinced the Naval Medical Center San Diego to stop using cats in archaic medical exercises.

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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