People Promoting and People Opposing Animal Rights: In Their Own Words

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Ingrid Newkirk

Q1.BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

I was born in Kingston-Upon-Thames in Surrey, England, in 1949. I enjoy my coworkers’ passion about their jobs, cryptic crossword puzzles, comedy of all kinds, the presence of my human companion, mathematical puzzles … anything that takes my mind off of cruelty to animals.


Q2.BECOMING INVOLVED

I was drawn to animals from childhood, even as one might be drawn to Legos or art. It was a natural and commanding part of my life.

In adulthood, it was bad luck that led me to animal work. I was enjoying idiotic pleasures when a neighbor moved away, abandoning nineteen cats. As a result, I visited an animal shelter, and found the conditions to be very poor. From then on, I have moved through various spheres of animal suffering, and my own evolution of understanding.

I became a vegetarian after finding a starving pig in a barn, and later that night, finding that I had pork chops in my refrigerator. I put two and two together. Like most people, I can be a slow learner, and it took time to realize the extent of my participation in animal pain and death.


Q3.IMPORTANT ISSUES

I would rather be pulling injured animals out of gutters, but I concentrate on administration: keeping the whole “machine” functional

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Carol J. Adams 13
  • Ron Arnold 22
  • David Barbarash 29
  • Don Barnes 36
  • Gene Bauston 41
  • Marc Bekoff 45
  • Brian Bishop 52
  • Robert Cohen 62
  • Priscilla Cohn 72
  • Karen Coyne 78
  • Diana Dawne 87
  • Ryan Demares 92
  • Sherrill Durbin 100
  • Michael Fox 104
  • Milton M.R. Freeman 112
  • Margery Glickman 119
  • Kimber Gorall 126
  • Alan Herscovici 135
  • Alex Hershaft 145
  • J.R. Hyland 152
  • Roberta Kalechofsky 159
  • Crystal Kendell 166
  • Deanna Krantz 172
  • Finn Lynge 182
  • Kathleen Marquardt 187
  • Pat Miller 193
  • Laura Moretti 199
  • Ingrid Newkirk 206
  • Ava Park 212
  • Teresa Platt 219
  • Susan Roghair 226
  • Anthony L. Rose 232
  • Andrew Rowan 237
  • Jerry Schill 244
  • Cindy Schonholtz 253
  • Mary Zeiss Stange 258
  • Patti Strand 265
  • Michael Tobias 269
  • Frankie L. Trull 279
  • William L. Wade 283
  • Ed Walsh 288
  • Ben White 295
  • Bibliography of Contributors’ Writings and Other Resources 319
  • Index 325
  • About the Contributors 337
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