“We have to make people think” Ingrid Newkirk for the 70th birthday


She is friendly and polite – which is probably enhanced by her British accent. But if need be, it’s hard as steel. Ingrid never shies away from finding clear words or making a statement – whether she’s going to undress, light a car, take Anna Wintour’s office, or get jailed.

Ingrid has taken off countless times to protest against fur, leather, meat, etc. And even now, at 70, there is no reason for her to stop.

For an ad motif, she hung herself on a butcher’s hook at a market in London next to the bodies of pigs to show how similar humans and other animals are.

“It was very cold,” recalls Ingrid. “And it was almost impossible to hang on this hook. Your whole body weight hangs on your hands. I just undressed, grabbed the hook and hung there. I knew that there would be people who found the motive offensive.

Animals are just like us in terms of their bodies and their feelings. We need to get people to think about it. I was wondering if we should not bring in the cries of pigs (in the slaughterhouse), but that would have been too much. “

In the summer of 1981, Ingrid and another PETA-USA founder decided to uncover the unimaginable animal suffering that takes place behind locked laboratory doors.
It was the first eyewitness investigation of the animal rights movement.


Ingrid’s colleague hired worked as an undercover at the Institute for Behavioral Research – a government-funded laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland. There monkeys were cut through the spinal nerves to make their limbs partly unusable.

With electric shocks, food deprivation, and other cruel methods, the animals were forced to try everything they could to reuse the disabled limbs.

The investigation was groundbreaking.

For the first time, an experimentalist was arrested and convicted of animal cruelty. For the first time abused animals were confiscated from a laboratory. And for the first time, the US Supreme Court has won a victory for animals abused in animal experiments.

Even after her death, Ingrid wants to ensure that the subject animal rights comes to the front pages.
Her will states that various parts of her body should be used to denounce animal suffering.

Their meat is to be grilled, for example, at a “human barbecue”.
Her skin is turned into a wallet and other leather products.

Her legs should be disassembled and make human umbrella stands or other articles.
Ingrid wants to make it clear that we all have the same body parts and nobody wants to die for a steak or a shoe.

Her lizard tattoo will be removed to make the first “exotic leather” accessory that the wearer has agreed to.
One of her eyes is sent to the US Environmental Protection Agency to remind her that PETA USA will keep a close eye on her until the agency stops her useless animal experiments.
Ingrid’s liver is publicly displayed in France as a protest against the compulsory feeding of geese and ducks for foie gras.

“We have to make people think,” explains Ingrid.


For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/21/we-have-to-make-people-think-ingrid-newkirk-for-the-70th-birthday/


My comment: It does not matter who suffers. We must alleviate the suffering itself.
For that, we need effective activism, courage, and aggressive methods to spread the animal’s suffering to the media and society. Just as Ingrid Newkirk does!
Our fight should never stop.
And we are sure that Ingrid Newkirk will not stop fighting at the age of 70.
We wish that and we hope so.

My best regards to all, Venus