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March 29, 2020 - The Mirror (UK)

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk went from eating meat to animal rights champion

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk went from eating meat to animal rights champion
Ingrid Newkirk, PETA FounderCredit: Ingrid Newkirk

Newkirk co-founded the campaign group 40 years ago and now has 6.5 million members worldwide

The heartbreaking ­sight of a box of abandoned ­kittens was the spark ­to a revolution in animal rights.

Trainee banker Ingrid Newkirk could not leave the helpless creatures so she took them to a shelter.

Her visit to the dank and squalid refuge would change her life – and triggered her crusade to improve the care and welfare of animals.

And in March 1980 Ingrid founded the campaign group Peta – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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