This conversation was absolutely a pinch myself moment.
Speaking to an activist who has had, and continues to have, such an enormously positive impact on ending animal abuse globally. While patiently, persistently and relentlessly educating humans on how and why we should expand our circle of compassion to include ALL species.
Front and centre on peta.org is the quote: Bigotry begins when categories such as race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or species are used to justify discrimination.
Ingrid herself shares: When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. Each one values his or her life and fights the knife.
Ingrid was just as powerful as I anticipated she would be and yet also so very kind, calm and wise. It is with huge pleasure that I re-share this chat with you!
Here are the show notes for the original E638: PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk | Animals Are Not Ours To Experiment On, Eat, Wear, Use For Entertainment or Abuse In Any Other Way.
In this conversation we cover:
- Speciesism: the human-held belief that all other animal species are inferior.
- Media “spin” on animals rights actions and activism? The power of being provocative.
- How much time / energy does Ingrid / the PETA team give to reading, engaging with and countering bad / misleading press.
- Ingrid grew up in India. We discuss changing food habits with Western influence of the SAD diet.
- Ingrid’s solutions to stay positive when the extent of animal exploitation globally can be so daunting.
- How to make kind choices as individual consumers.
- What’s something often mis-understood about Ingrid personally, or PETA that she’d like to shine a light on.
And so much more!
PETA’s main website:
That’s it for this week in Healthification.
However of course I do want to give a huge shout out to my Plant Positive Journal!
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With love and gratitude plant friends.
If you liked “Ending Speciesism with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s Ingrid Newkirk.” you’ll also like PETA’s Aleesha Naxakis and Stopping The Victorian Kangaroo Processing Facility.
If you liked “Ending Speciesism with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s Ingrid Newkirk.” you’ll also like Jill Robinson and Animals Asia’s Work To End Bear Bile Farming.
If you liked “Ending Speciesism with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s Ingrid Newkirk.” you’ll also like Animals Australia’s Live Export Investigations with Shatha Hamade.
If you liked “Ending Speciesism with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s Ingrid Newkirk.” you’ll also like Hogwood: A Modern Horror Story with Viva!’s Juliet Gellatley.
If you liked “Ending Speciesism with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s Ingrid Newkirk.” you’ll also like Pam Ahern from Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary Is Creating A Kinder World For Farmed Animals.