Does your compassion extend to all living beings? Why is it important that animals be treated with respect and kindness? And how can you make a positive impact for animals and our world?
In this program, we are honored to welcome Ingrid Newkirk, President and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Ingrid is an animal rights activist, an author, and an international speaker on animal rights issues. She served as a deputy sheriff, a Maryland state law enforcement officer with the highest success rate in convicting animal abusers, the director of cruelty investigations for the second oldest humane society in the U.S., and the chief of animal disease control for the Commission on Public Health in Washington, D.C.
Under Ingrid's leadership, legislation was passed to create the first-ever spay-and-neuter clinic in Washington, D.C. She coordinated the first arrest in U.S. history of a laboratory animal experimenter on cruelty charges and helped achieve the first anti-cruelty law in Taiwan. She spearheaded the closure of a Department of Defense underground "wound laboratory," and she has initiated many other campaigns against animal abuse, including ending General Motors' car-crash tests on animals.
Ingrid is the author of numerous books including Save the Animals! 101 Easy Things You Can Do, 50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals, The Compassionate Cook, Making Kind Choices, One Can Make a Difference, and The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights. She has also written numerous articles on the treatment of animals in homes, slaughterhouses, circuses, and laboratories.
To learn more about Ingrid, please visit www.IngridNewkirk.com!