PETA Founder’s ‘Naked Truth’ U.S. Tour To Hit Denver

University of Denver to Host Q&A With Bill Maher’s Favorite ‘Radical at Large’ About Campaigns to Get Animals off Plates and Backs

For Immediate Release:
August 21, 2013

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Denver, Colo. — PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s novel ways to defend animals command attention, whether they’re by developing drones to spot wounded animals left by hunters, 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, or lying naked in a coffin in Times Square. And on August 22, she’ll deliver the “naked truth” about the animal rights movement—and how it must reach beyond pelts and “pets” to persuade people to view all animals as fellow citizens worthy of respect—in a special address at the University of Denver. The event, which will include a lively stage interview with questions from the audience, is part of Newkirk’s Naked Truth speaking engagements across the country.

When: Thursday, August 22, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Where: The University of Denver’s Ritchie Center, 2240 E. Buchtel Blvd., Denver

“Sometimes you have to titillate, shock, and annoy people in order to call attention to an emerging social issue, as even surprising facts are rarely enough to get people to change their habits,” says Newkirk. “Everyone from schoolkids to former President Bill Clinton is going vegan, but there’s a breadth and depth to animal rights that’s still mysterious to many people.”

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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