Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Ingrid Newkirk’s Easy Ways to Help Animals

Published on August 17, 2009 by   ·   10 Comments Pin It

Love her or hate her.. Ingrid Newkirk is undoubtedly the Mother of the animal rights movement.   As   co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world’s largest animal rights organization, Newkirk has fought (and won) numerous battles for the voiceless.   Before all of you with serious PETA issues (BSL, “demeaning women”, et all) get your panties in a bunch.. lettuce remember that NO animal rights organization is perfect, but they all do crucial work for the animals in their own way.   For example, no organization has been as successful in getting people to go veg in a huge commercial way as PETA.   As serious animal lovers (and vegans) at GirlieGirl Army Headquarters, we support all and any organization doing work on behalf of the animals… and we also see (and totally understand) your problems with every single one of them.

In this new video (below) Newkirk shares some super helpful and very easy tips on how to help animals, and discusses the importance of our favorite movie Earthlings.

Haven’t seen Earthlings?   There may not be a documentary that will change your world view as much as Earthlings will.   Netflix or buy it online stat.. then hold a screening for your posse asap.

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Readers Comments (10)

  1. Ginny says:

    Thanks, Girliegirls! I’m not a PETA supporter for all the usual reasons, but certainly respect what Ingrid has done for animals and animal rights. Nice video.

  2. Suasoria says:

    WORD. I understand not liking PETA’s tactics, but fighting with each other and losing sight of the “big picture” doesn’t help animals or help other people understand the issues and go veg. Thanks for posting this – it’s nice to see Ingrid Newkirk as a real person for a change.

  3. Obviously PETA does have some crazy methods that aren’t always the best, but I think the good work they do outweighs the bad. Great post!

  4. Nicole says:

    This is a great video. I think most non-vegans cringe when they hear PETA. This is a great explaination of what we can all do in our own way to help animals and end cruelty.

  5. kimsy says:

    Aside from PETA’s tactics, the important thing is that they provide information that we can use to help the animals. That is what matters. ;)

    And I agree…Earthlings will change your life.

  6. Jamie C says:

    She keeps you on your toes. Need more people like her in the movement.

  7. Ari says:

    I second Frank: LOVE HER!

  8. Shanda says:

    Too bad she hates pit bulls and doesn’t afford them the same rights & privileges as other animals. PeTA will never have my support based on that alone.

  9. Chrissie Eden Vazquez says:

    Here, here, Shanda!

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