Statement From PETA President Ingrid Newkirk re: the Passing of Scott Weiland

For Immediate Release:
December 4, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

PETA, which says that pit bulls are the most abused dogs on the planet and runs an ad series urging, “Always adopt, never buy,” is remembering Scott Weiland for his act of kindness in adopting an unwanted pit bull in 2013.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk says the following:

PETA remembers Scott Weiland as a kind man who gave a home to a dog waif and stray. In his memory, we will offer free spay/neuter services to anyone with a rescued pit bull within 48 miles of our Virginia headquarters, and we ask people who have the love, time, and patience to adopt a homeless dog, like Pinky—rescued by PETA last week and in need of a home—to visit their local animal shelter in Scott’s honor.

Pinky PBPinky, up for adoption at PETA

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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