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Ingrid Newkirk

British-american Activist
Female
Born Jun 11, 1949
Age 67
Hometown Surrey
Religion Atheist

Ingrid Newkirk is an English-born British American animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA, which is the world's largest animal rights organization. She is the author of several books, including Making Kind Choices (2005) and The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights - Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble (2009). Newkirk has worked for the animal protection movement since 1972.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on June 11, 1949.

THIRTIES

Under her leadership in the 1970s as the District of Columbia's first female poundmaster, legislation was passed to create the first spay/neuter clinic in Washington, D.C., as well as an adoption program and the public funding of veterinary services, leading her to be among those chosen in 1980 as Washingtonians of the Year.
1985 36 Years Old …  The controversy led to an amendment to the 1985 Animal Welfare Act, became the first animal-rights case to be heard before the United States Supreme Court, and established PETA as an internationally known animal-rights group, with Newkirk as its outspoken president. … Read More

FORTIES

1995 46 Years Old 1 More Event
She has been accused of having had advance knowledge of one ALF action. During the 1995 trial of Rod Coronado, in connection with an arson attack at Michigan State University (MSU), U.S. Attorney Michael Dettmer alleged that Newkirk had arranged, in advance of the attack, to have Coronado send her stolen documents from the university and a videotape of the action. … Read More

FIFTIES

2003 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In her will, for example, she has asked that her skin be turned into wallets, her feet into umbrella stands, and her flesh into "Newkirk Nuggets," then grilled on a barbecue. "We are complete press sluts", she told The New Yorker in 2003. "It is our obligation. … Read More
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