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.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.