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Latest Ingrid Newkirk Stories

2009-03-14 13:33:52

U.S. actor George Clooney says he is not a fan of the idea of his sweat being the star of a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tofu item. While PETA head Ingrid Newkirk appears so intrigued by the concept of creating a tofu flavor based on Clooney's perspiration she wrote him a letter, he is less than thrilled, the New York Daily News reported Friday. As a mammal, I'm offended, Clooney responded to the unusual food proposal. PETA officials obtained a sample of the actor's sweat...

2009-01-11 11:08:36

Longtime New York restaurant mascot George the Lobster is back in his natural element -- the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, an animal rights group says. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, said Saturday its efforts to liberate George from his tank at City Crab and Seafood restaurant in Manhattan have been successful, with the 140-year-old crustacean set loose into the sea, CNN reported. We applaud the folks at City Crab and Seafood for their compassionate decision to allow this...

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2008-12-24 14:10:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is still taking shots from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA officials said Wednesday. The animal rights group and the Republican vice presidential candidate clashed during the 2008 campaign. Now PETA has posted an online game for the holiday season that lets Internet users pelt the moose-hunting governor -- clad in a bikini and fur coat -- with snowballs, Politico reported. The site urges users to help make the holidays safe for animals by fighting...

2008-12-20 11:21:05

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says U.S. TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey is the group's 2008 Person of the Year. The animal rights organization said in a statement that Winfrey has been a strong supporter of animals through her popular NBC talk show and her other media offerings, E! Online reported Friday. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk credited Winfrey, saying the celebrity used her powerful voice to defend those without one. The group also detailed Winfrey's heartfelt reaction...

2005-07-12 08:08:38

By Carey Gillam NORFOLK, Va., (Reuters) - With a cat snoozing on her desk and clad in a rumpled "Love Animals" T-shirt, Ingrid Newkirk hardly looks like a woman who could make corporate titans tremble. As the founder and the passionate force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Newkirk says her organization is made up simply of "kind people" who want only to end animal abuse and exploitation. But try telling that to the corporate retail and food giants who have seen -- and...