Last Night in London: Ingrid Newkirk Was ‘Unstoppable’

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PETA supporters gathered in London last night to hear from PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. In her thought-provoking talk “Unstoppable”, Ingrid inspired those in attendance to re-examine humans’ relationship with other animals.

Ingrid Newkirk Unstoppable

The talk drew laughs, inspired with stories of animal rescues and shocked attendees, as Ingrid emphasised just how important PETA’s work for animals is. She explained:

Our exposés allow us to show exactly what’s going on so no one can say, “I had no idea.” But the big picture is even more vital. When we lift people’s heads out of the sand, we must challenge them to decide: are you for animals or against them? Do you wish to support some cruelty, and if so how can you justify it? Let’s forthrightly and boldly advocate for the end to it all.

Animal rescues, like the story of Iris the chimpanzee, were especially inspiring:

And guests heard many examples of how just one person can make a difference and how none of us should ever “cross to the other side of the road” when faced with cruelty:

Following the talk, guests, including some well-known faces, were treated to vegan canapés and mingled while sharing their own inspiring stories of animal rights activism:

Audience at Ingrid Newkirk's Unstoppable

Lucy Watson and Tiffany Watson at PETA Event

Audience at Ingrid Newkirk's Unstoppable

Zahia Dehar at PETA UK Event in London

Mr Universe 2014 Barny du Plessis at PETA Event

The night also honoured two special guests. Rishi Patel accepted PETA’s Compassionate Citizen Award for being a model of selflessness, kindness and generosity. Through Rishi’s support, PETA and our international affiliates have been able to expose cruelty and rescue suffering animals, like Sunder, from unimaginable suffering.

And Will Green accepted PETA’s Compassionate Business Award. Will’s business, Wills London, proves that stylish high-quality products can be made without exploiting animals, human beings or the environment. We wish every business would follow that example!

Ingrid E Newkirk and Rishi Patel

Ingrid Newkirk and Will Green from Wills London

The evening was a reminder of how animals depend on us and how we must all work to make the animal rights movement unstoppable. The easiest ways to stand up for animals is simply to leave them off our plates and out of our wardrobes. For advice on how to get started, order a copy of PETA’s free vegan starter kit:

Comments

  • Gaby commented on May 26, 2016 at 11:55 am

    It mus have been an amazing night! I am so sorry I wasn’t there.

    My sister lives in Zurich and was lucky enough to attend an event with Ingrid. I’m so jealous.

  • KRISHNA PATTANI commented on September 1, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What a world of double standard I have lived to date. Yesterday after speaking at length with Rishi Patel , my outlook on animal life has changed completely. Being a veggie all my life due to the hindu way of life, I have none the less contributed to the veggie suffered by animals in a big way by way of my consumption of dairy produce.

    My most heartfelt apologise to all the animals who may have suffered due to my ignorance.

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