Ingrid Newkirk Has Gone Naked, Been Arrested Dozens of Times, and Helped Change Attitudes Toward Animals Worldwide
For Immediate Release:
September 22, 2016
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – What: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will reveal what it means to be an unstoppable force for animals in a special address in Los Angeles 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, which is part of Newkirk’s international speaking tour, Unstoppable, will include a lively stage interview with questions from the audience.
When: Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m.
Where: The London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. (near the intersection with Sunset Boulevard), West Hollywood
“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 Los Angeles, which is home to PETA’s office on Sunset Boulevard—named the Bob Barker Building after the television icon whose donations made the building possible. Los Angeles is also home to PETA’s hugely influential social media and marketing teams, to the fast-growing PETA Latino division, and to the studios where PETA has shot celebrity campaigns starring Casey Affleck, Krysten Ritter, Taraji P. Henson, and more. Among other efforts, PETA has also recognized Los Angeles as one of the top 10 vegan-friendly U.S. cities, launched ad campaigns throughout the city, and exposed a Hollywood animal trainer’s cruelty to tigers.