Ingrid Newkirk is the president and founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)—the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 5 million members and supporters and PETA affiliates in a dozen countries. She is the subject of the HBO documentary I Am an Animal and has written more than a dozen books, including Making Kind Choices, One Can Make a Difference, and her vacation-reading, non-fiction novel about daring raids to get animals out of laboratories and factory farms, Free the Animals!
Newkirk coordinated the first arrest and conviction in U.S. history of an experimenter on criminal cruelty charges, helped pass Taiwan’s first anti-cruelty law, ended car crash tests on animals, and helped secure the first felony cruelty charges involving factory farms, among other successful campaigns.
She has been profiled in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Times of London, Times of India, and People, and has appeared on The Colbert Report, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, and 20/20, among many others.
Lectures for the 2018 Cruise
Keynote: No More Animal Circuses, Real Fur or Chicken Nuggets - How society Is Coming to Grips with the Animal Rights Movement
Want to know more about animals’ incredible talents, fascinating behaviors, and emotions—from octopuses and elephants to dogs and cats? Would you like to discover your “kindness potential,” and see how easy it is to make a difference in the animals’ world through simple choices we make every single day? Come, learn something new, laugh a little, take a peek behind the scenes in the animal industry and look back in history to see how the changes of the past can help us understand and win today’s challenges in the animal protection movement. Ingrid Newkirk is a lively speaker who makes everyone feel welcome and ensures that everyone leaves informed and invigorated.