Ingrid Newkirk
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Ingrid Newkirk, feisty author of 'Free the Animals: The Amazing, True Story of the Animal Liberation Front in North America,' has been arrested dozens of times for protesting the abuse of animals on fur farms and in laboratories and was jailed for disrupting a pigeon shoot attended by the Ku Klux Klan. She has pulled a carriage through the streets of Mumbai, India, to secure the retirement of horses from hard labor; caged herself to prevent the drowning of stray dogs in Taiwan; and closed down a live-rat exhibit in the sewers of Paris. She is the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) U.S. and all international PETA entities.


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