Is Ingrid Newkirk a vegetarian?

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

Ingrid Newkirk is not a vegetarian—she is a vegan. Because animals suffer not only when they are killed for meat but also when they are used for their milk or eggs, killed for their skin, subjected to painful cosmetics and household-product tests, or forced to entertain humans, Ingrid and all PETA staff members refrain from supporting industries that seek to profit from them. Ingrid founded PETA based on the core belief that “animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” Learn more about Ingrid Newkirk at

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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