PETA President to Take New Speaking Tour to Albuquerque

For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Albuquerque, N.M.What:    PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will reveal what it means to be an unstoppable force for animals in a special address in Albuquerque designed to help people understand PETA’s motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The event is part of her international speaking tour titled “Unstoppable.”

When:    Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m.

Where:    Student Union Building, University of New Mexico, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

“A hen in an egg-factory cage, an elephant in a circus boxcar, and a monkey in laboratory restraints have no recourse but to rely on compassionate people to speak up,” says Newkirk. “PETA is here to share how sticking our necks out for animals can change the world.”

Newkirk and PETA are no strangers to New Mexico. Among other recent efforts, the group is currently working to persuade Roswell’s Spring River Park & Zoo to retire the bears and mountain lions there to spacious sanctuaries and helped Albuquerque schools replace archaic animal dissection with virtual-dissection software programs.

Local animal-advocacy organizations Animal Protection of New Mexico and Animal Protection Voters will be cohosting a reception following Newkirk’s “Unstoppable” presentation.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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