PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk will be in Seattle for the latest stop on her international Naked Truth tour on April 17, for the start of the World Week for Animals in Laboratories. Newkirk has led PETA to so many landmark victories for animals in laboratories over the past three decades, including the famous 1981 “Silver Spring monkeys” case, which started the movement to replace animals in laboratories with non-animal testing methods.
Ingrid told me about PETA’s work in Seattle: The group has teamed up with the Legends Football League’s Seattle Mist for a “Tackle Cruelty: Bench Fur” demonstration; designated the city the number-six spot on PETA’s list of the top 10 vegan-friendly U.S. cities; protested against cruel experiments on rats, dogs, and monkeys at the University of Washington; and organized a lively protest at the Pike Place Fish Market, where police officers carried PETA’s “mermaid” off the premises. And, after a PETA campaign, Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, agreed to replace the use of ferrets in invasive intubation exercises with life-like human simulators.
Ingrid is a brilliant woman. Enjoy the interview. Info here on Ingrid’s Town Hall Appearance.