PETA’s ‘Not Your Usual Animal Rights Conference’ 2021 Starts This Weekend

For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2021

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Offering an eyeful, an earful, and a “brainful” of tips from experts—and a promise to attendees that they can finally “binge-watch with purpose” and “discover their superpower”—PETA is hosting a virtual animal rights conference this weekend that everyone can join online.

When:    Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, 12 noon–4 p.m. ET both days

Where:    Streaming on attendees’ computers, tablets, or mobile devices

The 18 classes on offer include “I Am an Animal, and So Are You,” presented by PETA founder and President Ingrid Newkirk; “Gouda Riddance! How You Can Break Up With Cheese, Drop Pounds, and Live Healthfully,” from vegan nutritionist and author Dr. Neal Barnard; and “Tiger King and His Pals: What You Didn’t See on TV,” presented by the PETA Foundation’s Brittany Peet, who appeared in the hit Netflix documentary series. Other topics include stopping the “pet pimp” breeders in your town and ways to help animals keep their skin.

“Whether protesting a circus, finding an alternative to dissection, or cooking a vegan meal for a neighbor, there’s always a way to help animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s conference is an introduction for the vegan-curious and a refresher for seasoned activists—but everyone will walk away understanding that, regardless of our species, we are all members of the great orchestra of life on Earth.”

The conference also includes a virtual vendor village of food purveyors, clothing designers, makers of companion animal toys, and cosmetics companies that will offer exclusive discounts and deals for the event. Attendees of each class can look forward to special door prizes and gift boxes—and one lucky person will win a swag bag worth hundreds of dollars, filled with cruelty-free skincare, delicious vegan snacks, and more.

People can register now at

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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