PETA Founder’s ‘Naked Truth’ U.S. Tour Hits Denver
August 7, 2013
Greetings from PETA!
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s novel ways of defending animals command attention, whether they’re by developing drones to spot wounded animals left to suffer by hunters, spending time in a Pennsylvania prison for disrupting a pigeon shoot, taking over the offices at Vogue to protest its promotion of fur, pulling a horse carriage through the burning-hot streets of Mumbai, or lying naked in a coffin in Times Square in frigid winter weather. 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.
Would you be interested in speaking with Newkirk in advance of her visit? She would be happy to chat with you about her take on the future of the animal rights movement.
“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.”
In the more than 30 years since Newkirk cofounded PETA, the organization has grown to more than 3 million members and supporters worldwide and she has been at the helm of groundbreaking victories, including bringing about the first arrest in U.S. history of an animal experimenter on cruelty charges, recently convincing the top 10 U.S. advertising agencies to ban the use of great apes in their ads, and bringing about the largest rescue of neglected rats in U.S. history and the largest seizure of animals ever in California (following a two-month PETA undercover investigation).
Please let me know if you are interested in scheduling an interview with Ingrid E. Newkirk.
Media Officer | PETA