PETA President to Take New ‘Unstoppable’ Speaking Tour to Las Vegas

Ingrid Newkirk Has Seen Enormous Change in Public View of Animals Since the Group's Founding in 1980, From the End of Animal Acts to Public Scorn for Fur

For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2017

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Las VegasWhat:    PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will share what it means to be an unstoppable force for animals in a special address in Las Vegas that highlights PETA’s motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The lively event, which is part of an international speaking tour titled “Unstoppable,” contains Las Vegas–specific highlights of the animal rights movement.

 When:    Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m.

Where:    Red Rock Country Club, 2250-A Red Springs Dr., Las Vegas

“An orangutan used in a stage show, an elephant in a circus boxcar, a cow suffering on a factory farm, and a monkey in a laboratory cage rely on compassionate people to speak up,” says Newkirk. “PETA illustrates how sticking our necks out for animals can change the world.”

She and PETA are no strangers to Las Vegas. The group recently celebrated the end of big-cat shows on the Strip after taking on big names, from Bobby Berosini and Dirk Arthur to Siegfried & Roy; gave a culinary award to Ronald’s Donuts for its vegan treats; blasted the deadly menu at Heart Attack Grill; and teamed up with poker hall of famer Daniel Negreanu for an ad that proclaims, “Vegan? You Bet!”—among other efforts.

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“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