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  • 19
  • Mar

Budget Day: Time to Tax Meat?

Time to Tax Meat?We’ve heard much talk in recent months about a proposed tax on sugar in order to help combat Britain’s obesity epidemic. But when it comes to unhealthy, disease-causing foods that drive up health-care costs, there’s another obvious culprit – meat and other animal products.

Just in time for the Chancellor’s budget speech, PETA Managing Director Ingrid E Newkirk has come up with a practical, money-saving suggestion that would score highly on both the fiscal and the moral front:

I would like to propose a new set of taxes that will benefit everyone: Read more.


  • 22
  • Nov

Ingrid’s Naked Truth

PETA UK’s founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, hosted an event in London on Sunday, in which she gave her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.

The talk was emceed by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost and attended by more than 150 PETA UK supporters, activists and friends. Ingrid shared her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve, along with an overview of PETA UK’s triumphs over the past 20 years.

In addition, a PETA UK supporter who has gone above and beyond for animals was recognised. … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

Would You Barbecue Someone You Knew?

Ingrid E Newkirk put herself in the place of animals who are killed for meat today – literally. During her visit to Mumbai, the PETA founder lay atop a charcoal grill to remind the world that all animals are made of flesh, bone and blood, just as humans are.

Ingrid Newkirk stars as a piece of grilled meat

Eating meat entails consuming the corpse of an animal who was once an individual with feelings and a member of a family. All animals raised for food have distinct personalities: chickens pass on culture to their chicks and have complex social hierarchies; cows … Read more.


  • 04
  • Nov

Coming Soon: ‘The Naked Truth’ With Ingrid E Newkirk

The Naked Truth tour 2013 in the UKIt’s hard to believe – PETA UK is turning 20! To celebrate – and to thank many of the people who have helped us achieve so much for animals during the past two decades – we’re holding a special event on 17 November. PETA’s iconic founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, is coming to London to give her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.

In a session hosted by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost, Ingrid will share her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve.

The good … Read more.


  • 21
  • Mar

A Taste of Cruelty – PETA Founder Force-Fed Outside Fortnum & Mason

Ingid Newkirk Fortnum and Mason Goose

Animal abusers beware – Ingrid E Newkirk is in town! On her flying visit to London this week, the PETA founder got straight down to business by paying a visit to Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly. She wasn’t there to shop, however. Instead, the fearless lady was bound with ropes and “force-fed” by a man holding a tube and funnel, in order to graphically illustrate what happens to geese on foie gras farms.

Foie gras is universally condemned because of the suffering that its production causes birds, and it has been … Read more.


  • 08
  • Mar

Ingrid Newkirk, Inspirational Woman

Ingrid with chickenInternational Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of inspirational women. No woman is more inspiring or has achieved more for animals than PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk. We’re honoured to know her and thankful for her tireless devotion to helping animals. Here is her story:

Ingrid was born in Surrey and lived in Europe until she was 7 years old, when she and her parents moved to India. She has always been drawn to animals and often rescued abused cattle and stray dogs during her childhood. After moving to the US, she … Read more.


  • 23
  • Sep

Ingrid E Newkirk to the Two Princes – Don’t Kill Birds for Sport

PETA’s founder and managing director, Ingrid E Newkirk, has just sent a letter to Princes William and Harry pleading with them to refrain from killing birds for sport after hearing that William has purchased 250 pheasants, ducks and partridges for a shoot at Sandringham Estate in honour of Harry’s birthday. 

“You are in the unique position of being able to wield considerable influence on whether people everywhere view animals and their place in our world with kindness or blithely ignore their suffering”, writes Newkirk. “Please open your hearts to the suffering … Read more.