Media Invitation: PETA President in San Francisco 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 Century Club Building Event

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2013

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

San Francisco – PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s novel ways to defend 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 December 4 at the Century Club Building, 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:   Wednesday, December 4, 7 p.m.

Where:  Century Club Building, 1355 Franklin St., San Francisco

“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 Francisco. Among other efforts, the group persuaded the city’s UnionBanCal Corporation to ban glue traps from all of its more than 400 locations, convinced SEGA to pull an ad featuring a baby chimpanzee and Gap Inc. to pledge never to use great apes in its advertisements, and ranked AT&T Park and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum among the top 10 vegetarian-friendly ballparks in 2011.

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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