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Spotlight on the founder of PETA Ingrid Newkirk

Ingrid Newkirk grew up in India, where she recalls seeing animals dying on the streets in cities like Calcutta and Mumbai. For more than a quarter century as the co-founder and president, she has led People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, universally known by its acronym, PETA, has advocated – no, proselytized for total abstinence from anything that hurts or diminishes animals, beginning with eating or wearing them.