For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Albuquerque, N.M. – PETA President Ingrid Newkirk’s world tour now includes a special Albuquerque event in October, during which she’ll talk about how important it is for everyone who cares about animals to be an unstoppable force for their protection. She’ll also explain why PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”
When: Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m.
Where: 1 University of New Mexico, between Redondo Drive and Yale Boulevard, Albuquerque
Cohosts: Animal Protection of New Mexico and Animal Protection Voters
In the 37 years since Newkirk—one of Forbes‘ 100 Most Powerful Women, a Washingtonian of the Year, and the subject of HBO’s award-winning documentary I Am an Animal—founded PETA, the organization has grown to include more than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide. Over the last three decades, she has witnessed major attitude changes firsthand and been at the helm of numerous landmark victories for animals, from the first-ever arrest of an animal experimenter on cruelty charges in U.S. history to Ringling Bros. circus’s decision to shut down—and many others.
“PETA has changed the way people think about animals, just as the women’s movement changed the way society looked at women. We have racked up huge victories for animals, and we keep right on pushing the envelope for animals in the meat, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment industries,” says Newkirk. “PETA shows how sticking our necks out for animals is changing the world.”
Animal Protection of New Mexico and Animal Protection Voters will host a vegan reception following Newkirk’s presentation, “Unstoppable.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.