PETA Founder’s New Audiobook, ‘Animalkind,’ Now Available

For Immediate Release:
February 6, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – With a foreword by Mayim Bialik and already winning praise from Alec Baldwin, Paul McCartney, Edie Falco, and Anjelica Huston—who described it as “the book to buy, read, and give to others so that everyone finally sees why they should respect and cherish all animals”—PETA President Ingrid Newkirk‘s newest book, Animalkind, is now available as an audiobook. An excerpt is available here.

Written in collaboration with bestselling Forks Over Knives author Gene Stone, Animalkind explores animal communication and the ways animals navigate their environments, outlines the many ways our modern world is leaving animal exploitation in the dust, and details easy steps that we can all take to help make the world a kinder place.

As Bialik notes in the book’s foreword, “Animalkind is a book that empowers readers with both the knowledge to understand who animals are while dispelling the notion of ‘what’ we assume animals are, and the power to change the way the world treats them.”

The new book comes after a banner year for Newkirk, who founded PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—40 years ago. In these difficult political times, her organization persuaded the Environmental Protection Agency to phase out animal tests and helped get a ban on fur passed in California and a ban on foie gras passed in New York City, among other victories.

More information from the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, is available here,

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind